2025 Nutmeg Nominees - Middle School


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Book cover for African Town.
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Chronicles the story of the last Africans brought illegally to the United States on the Clotilda in 1860

2. Bloom

Book cover for Bloom.
Description:
The first book in a can't-put-it-down, can't-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy that's part Hatchet, part Little Shop of Horrors! The invasion begins--but not as you'd expect. It begins with rain. Rain that carries seeds. Seeds that sprout--overnight, everywhere. These new plants take over crop fields, twine up houses, burrow below streets. They bloom--and release toxic pollens. They bloom--and form venus-fly-trap-like pods that swallow animals...
Book cover for Elatsoe.
Description:
"Imagine an America very similar to our own. It's got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream. There are some differences. This America has been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and...
Book cover for Invisible.
Description:
"Can five overlooked kids make one big difference? There's George: the brain, Sara: the loner, Dayara: the tough kid, Nico: the rich kid, and Miguel: the athlete. And they're stuck together when they're forced to complete their school's community service hours. Although they're sure they have nothing in common with one another, some people see them as all the same--just five Spanish-speaking kids. Then they meet someone who truly needs their help,...
Book cover for Iveliz explains it all.
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Twelve-year-old Iveliz is trying to manage her mental health and advocate for the help and understanding she deserves, but in the meantime her new friend calls her crazy and her abuela Mimi dismisses the therapy and medicine Iveliz needs to feel like herself.
Book cover for King and the dragonflies.
Description:
"In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself"--
Book cover for Obie is man enough.
Description:
"A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn't think being himself would cause such a splash"--
Book cover for Starfish.
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Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies.--
Book cover for Troublemaker.
Description:
On the first night of rioting in the wake of the Rodney King verdict, Jordan's father leaves to check on the family store, spurring twelve-year-old Jordan and his friends to embark on a dangerous journey through South Central and Koreatown to come to his aid, encountering the racism within their community as they go.
Book cover for Year of the reaper.
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Lord Cassia is taken prisoner, while a plague sweeps over the land. Three years later, he wants only to return to his home. Meanwhile, his home has changed, and an assassin has targeted the queen.