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Multiple Narrators

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Multiple Narrators in Children's Fiction



Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard

  • Pub Date: 2006
  • Grades 3-5 interest
  • See also: Multiple Narrators 
  • Two girls, one a refugee from Kosovo, take turns narrating this friendship story. 


The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

  • Pub Date: 2007
  • Grades 3-5 interest
  • See also: Competition 
  • Siblings Evan and Jessie alternate perspective of their competition to make the most money selling lemonade.


Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson

  • Pub Date 2016
  • Grades 3-6 interest 
  • See also: Teachers 
  • Three boys attempt to provide their very sick teacher with one perfect day. 


Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan

  • Pub Date 2016
  • Grades 3-6 interest 
  • See also: Moving/New Kid 
  • Ravi and Joe each narrate their first week of fifth grade. 


Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Grades 4-7 interest
  • Diversity: Tourette Syndrome, Chinese-American characters
  • See also: In VerseMoving/New Kid


The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

  • Pub Date: 2000
  • Grades 5-8 interest 
  • Two kids narrate their trip across the Atlantic 


The Pull of the Ocean by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

  • Pub Date: 2006
  • Grades 5-8 interest 
  • Many people give their perspectives in this fairy tale-esque story.


Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • Grades 5-8 interest
  • See also: Moving/New Kid
  • Both Lily and Dunkin long for a fresh start in eighth grade. 


If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko

  • Pub Date: 2007 
  • Middle school interest 
  • See also in Teen Fic: Mother-Daughter Relationship
  • Kirsten is having a run-in with the queen bee at her school, and her mom just doesn't get it. 


Forest World by Margarita Engle

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Grades 4-7 interest 
  • See also: In verse


Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Disabilities 
  • Valencia (who is deaf) and Virgil become friends through a series of coincidences. 


You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Grades 4-6 interest
  • See also: Divorce 
  • Ben's parents tell him they are getting divorced, and Charlotte's dad is in the hospital. 


Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga

  • Pub Date: 2021
  • Grades 5-8 interest
  • Cora and Quinn narrate alternate chapters as they try to reconcile their friendship and fix the past. 


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