Thanks to the Friends of Hennepin County's Brookdale Library, upper grade students at Garden City have some new books. Recommended by a teacher, "The Blueford Series"
The series is designed for upper grades readers although they are short (about 200 pages) and very readable. The books revolve around a group of students who attend Blueford High (after Guion “Guy” Bluford who was America’s first black astronaut.
Both male and female Blueford students must face complex topics relevant to the lives of today's students: family, friendship, trust, isolation, violence, and peer pressure. Many genres are represented in the books such as suspense, mystery, romance and a touch of supernatural making it appealing to a wide variety of readers.
Kirkus Reviews calls The Blueford Series “Well-paced, realistic young-adult novels that offer unflinchingly honest plot situations to engage and educate readers.