DescriptionTweens and teens today are skeptical of the news, but they are more plugged into current events than ever. They don't think traditional news sources understand their lives. Give them Information from a trusted source on topics that matter to them. Clear but sensitive, these titles tackle tough topics with nuance and understanding in a way that middle schoolers can relate to. With solid research and experts in the field to back it up, you can be sure it's not fake news. Long-form journalism at its best, for the curious but skeptical middle school reader.
Compass Point Books
January 01, 2020
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About the Author
Eric Braun is a strange and handsome man who has written dozens of books for kids and teens, sometimes while wearing a hat. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and sons and gecko. Learn more at www.heyericbraun.com
Danielle Smith-Llera's former life as a teacher led her to write books for young people. She has taught literature, writing, history, and visual arts to students ranging from elementary school to college. Danielle studied English and Visual Arts at Harvard University and exhibits her artwork internationally. As the spouse of a diplomat, she and her family have lived in Washington D.C., New Delhi, India and Kingston, Jamaica.
Rebecca Stanborough spent her teenage years in a ramshackle community house with 21 people and two bathrooms. Now she lives and writes in St. Augustine, Florida, surrounded by alligators, island rats, and roseate spoonbills, none of whom has ever asked to share her bathroom.