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

“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