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Nonfiction Narrative Books for Middle Schoolers on Overcoming Challenges

  1. "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio - This novel tells the story of a boy with a facial deformity who must navigate the challenges of attending a new school. It is a heartwarming story of kindness, empathy, and the power of human connection. It can inspire middle schoolers to think about the challenges that others face and how they can be kind and inclusive.

  2. "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics" by Daniel James Brown - This book tells the true story of the American rowing team that competed in the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. It highlights the challenges the team faced and how they overcame them through determination and teamwork. It can inspire middle schoolers to think about the importance of perseverance and working together to achieve a common goal.

  3. "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai - This memoir tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, a young girl who fought for education rights in Pakistan and was shot by the Taliban. It is an inspiring story of courage, determination, and the power of education. It can encourage middle schoolers to think about the importance of education and standing up for what they believe in.

  4. "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls - This memoir tells the story of a young girl growing up in poverty and facing many challenges. The author describes how her family's resilience and resourcefulness helped them overcome their difficult circumstances. It can inspire middle schoolers to think about how they can be resourceful and overcome challenges in their own lives.

  5. "The Unbreakable Boy: A Father's Fear, a Son's Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love" by Scott LeRette - This memoir tells the story of a father and his son who is born with a rare bone disorder. It details their journey as they navigate the challenges and learn to find joy in life. It can inspire middle schoolers to think about the importance of family and how to find hope in difficult circumstances.

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