Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
by Naoko Takeuchi
One of the most-beloved of all Japanese manga titles, Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon has enthralled millions of readers worldwide since its debut in book form in early 1992.
When Usagi Tsukino adopts a stray cat, she gets more than she bargains for. The talking cat, Luna, informs Usagi that she is actually Sailor Moon, a magical princess from the future and protector of the Solar System. With the help of her new friends, the Sailor Scouts, and the mysterious Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Moon embarks on a quest to save us all from the evil powers of the Negaverse.
My daughter is twelve and in 7th grade. For the past few years, she's been voraciously reading MG & YA Manga books. As I posted recently, her VERY favorite series is Black Butler. However, she's read dozens of other series including Sailor Moon, which is a good one for younger manga readers. The fan-base for these novels is exploding right now. Our local and school libraries can't keep up with the demand. If you know of young readers interested in giving manga a try, this is a good series.
Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. For a full selection of MMGM posts, visit her website HERE.