Happy Book Birthday to Barbara Dee, one of my favorite go-to middle grade authors.
Why do I love Barbara’s books? Because of her voice, well, two kinds of voices really. The first voice is her middle grade voice. I teach this age group and I feel like they are writing this book. Barbara makes her characters come alive and they are believable. The other voice is her voice for change. All of her books touch on important topics both for middle schoolers and for the world.
Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet is a book about climate change, anxiety, family, and friendship. Haven experiences serious anxiety when thinking about all that is wrong with the world, especially when she discovers some important changes in the ecosystem in her own town. How does one “fix” climate change when it is all out of your control? This is the question Haven faces and watching her journey to figure out the answer makes this a great story. I hope you read it!
Welcome to the world Haven!
Thank you Media Masters Publicity for sharing this book with me.