Middle Grade Fiction

Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes

Grades 5-8


Garvey’s father has always wanted him to be athletic, but Garvey wants nothing to do with sports. He prefers studying astronomy and reading science fiction. Garvey turns to food for comfort, and is consequently overweight and lonely, often teased by bullies. Then he decides to join the school choir, and it is a choice that changes his life. He is recognized as a great soloist and his self-image changes for the better.

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