Representative John Lewis has shown Americans that sometimes citizens have to be willing to get in some, as he has often said, “good trouble”. Lisa Moore Ramee’s middle grade novel, A Good Kind of Trouble, is an engaging read. The main character, Shayla, is very good student, hesitant in ways that are common with rule following middle schoolers. She wants to fit in- with her best friends, the school track team, the social world available to her and in seventh grader in public school. The middle school has more black, latinx, and Asian than her elementary school had. Shayla is black and this new school environment is an adjustment. As the title suggests, Shayla has to think deeply about when to act or not act in a way that may lead the trouble. Even though it may be the the kind of ‘trouble’ Representative John Lewis would consider, “Good Trouble”. I recommend this book to all middle schoolers and beyond.