Fantasy books have long been a favorite among middle schoolers. They provide an opportunity for kids to escape and be transported into a different world. Oftentimes, the main character is their age, someone with whom youngsters can identify as the magical hero. These books not only capture pre-teen interest, but that can also teach valuable lessons.

KidLit lover John Masiulionis joins Laura Cavanaugh to dive into the pages of Dr. Anthony Manna’s award-winning middle-grade fantasy book, Loukas and the Game of Chance, a page-turner that is a hero’s journey of courage and perseverance and a tale of true redemption.



Empowering Reads for Kids: Dr. Anthony Manna | Loukas and the Game of Chance