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Barbara Dee’s fifteen award-winning middle grade novels are about smart kids facing real challenges with resilience and humor. Click here for more about Barbara.


“Dee showcases the power of compassion and understanding during the crucial middle school years of growth and change.”

—School Library Journal (Starred Review of UNSTUCK)

“Barbara Dee tackles tough topics with such great care. She is to middle schoolers today what Judy Blume was to me in the 80’s.”

—Amanda Jones, 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year; 2023 AASL Intellectual Freedom Award Winner