10 Middle Grade Stories Featuring Boys Tweens Can Admire

by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Today’s kid lit features so many rich and varied portrayals of boys being, thinking, or doing all kinds of good things — gloriously large and beautifully small. Here are some boys that young readers, male and female, can celebrate for many reasons.

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2020.