Do you know how HARD it is to find multicultural middle grade mystery novels? Somehow, most novels that feature multicultural characters stop at the third grade reading level, and let's not talk about mysteries -- Apparently life is entirely straightforward for characters outside of the dominant culture. No mystery at all.
I KNOW these books exist, though they might be few and far in between. Readers, librarians -- I call on you: mysteries featuring multicultural characters for middle grade readers both avid and disinterested readers? Anyone??