Middle Grades Review

Middle Grades Review provides a provocative forum for debate within the field of middle grades education. Inviting a critical perspective, the Review is a peer-reviewed, multi-media venue for scholars and practitioners who wish to broaden the discourse of middle grades education by challenging conventional wisdom. The Review seeks pieces that explore three themes: Democratic Education, Innovation, and Social Justice, in relation to middle grades education and early adolescence.

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3 (2017)



Leveraging Collaboration and Challenging Dominant Discourses: Editorial Remarks
Penny A. Bishop, University of Vermont and James F. Nagle, Saint Michael's College



Drawing on the Layers of a Partnership to Prepare Middle Level Teachers
Margaret Rintamaa, University of Kentucky and Penny B. Howell, University of Louisville



Cultivating Classroom Spaces as Homes for Learning
Laura Flynn, Mesquite Independent School District and Sherri R. Colby, Texas A&M University-Commerce


"That sh*t is rude!" Religion, Picture Books, and Social Narratives in Middle School
Denise Davila, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Allison Volz

Practitioner Perspectives


Crossing Selma's Bridge: Integrating Visual Discovery Strategy and Young Adult Literature to Promote Dialogue and Understanding
Steven T. Bickmore, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil, Aquinas College - Grand Rapids; and Paul Binford, Mississippi State Univeristy