Fantasy books have long been a favorite among middle schoolers. It’s an opportunity for kids to escape and be transported into a different world. Often times 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 they can also teach valuable lessons.

Every other week, we’re sharing the latest heart-centered books and shining stars in the KidLit community. KidLit lover John Masiulionis joins our Laura Cavanaugh to share books that enter this exciting world of middle-grade books. Join them as they dive into the pages of Dr. Anthony Manna’s award-winning middle-grade fantasy book Loukas and the Game of Chancea page-turner that is a hero’s journey of courage and perseverance and a tale of redemption.


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