I work with awesome kids. They’re creative, smart, hilarious (sometimes unintentionally so), and just generally good kids. And just like me, they want to read books with characters they can relate to. Because our school has really been promoting reading (more so than in the past) over the past two years, I’m having to work hard at keeping current with their reading desires. What do a lot of my kids want? Realistic books with characters who look and sound like they do. What are some of the books they’re devouring and begging me to buy?