The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School

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Meet Kristin Mahoney, the author of “The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School”

Getting ready to start middle school? Well, you’ll need to know what to expect. Tune in to this exciting new episode of the Reading with Your Kid podcast to get to know every person you’ll meet in the middle school, and how they can help (and who to stay away from!).

Joining us on today’s edition of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast is the middle-grade author Kristin Mahoney. Kristin is the author of The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School and Annie’s Life in Lists. She grew up in a small town in North Carolina, and eventually moved to Brooklyn. Now she lives in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, and a goofy dog.



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The 47 People You'll Meet in Middle School“Mahoney authentically captures the universal indignities of middle school, the challenges of self-discovery, and the joy of making true friends.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Dear Louie,
You’ve been asking and asking about what middle school is like, but I just thought they were annoying-younger-sister questions. Even though I am almost done with my first year, I can still remember when I thought middle school was a mystery, so I’ll try to give you a leg up. I know middle school is a lot to figure out. But since I still haven’t worked it all out yet, I’m happy to help as much as I can. That’s what big sisters are for.
Love, Gus

Discover the ins and outs of middle school in this guide from an older sister to her younger sister. From tackling a new building to meeting new people like the assistant principal, the class pet, the Huggers, the renegade, the tomato kid, your old best friend’s new best friend, this is a must-read for everyone starting middle school.

With wit and warmth, Kristin Mahoney, author of Annie’s Life in Lists, delivers heartwarming, pitch-perfect advice, ideal for anyone nervously approaching middle school.


The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School is available on Amazon!


Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Kristin Mahoney introduces us to her middle-grade book The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School, and the fascinating characters we will find in her book.
  • What inspired Kristin to write The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School?
  • What kind of conversations can families have if they are co reading this book with their kids?
  • What are some of the key points you hope children, parents, teachers, and anyone else who feels called to read The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School to take away from your book?
  • What’s next for Kristin?



A big Thank you to Kristin Mahoney for doing this interview! We’re so cheerful to pass on her amazing book to our listeners and we hope you’ll check out more of her books in the future!


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