Meet the Author: Barbara Dee

To Be Scheduled in the 20-21 School Year | Audience: Students in Grades 4-8

A former English teacher and attorney, Barbara Dee is the author of several middle grade novels including Maybe He Just Likes You, Everything I Know About You, Halfway Normal, and Star-Crossed. Her books are included on many best-of lists, including the ALA Rainbow List Top Ten and the NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.

In the FAQs section of her website, when asked why she writes about serious topics, she replied, “…Reading about characters who face similar challenges can be empowering. And if you’re a kid who hasn’t personally faced those challenges, reading can open your heart, help you to develop empathy.”

During the live webcast, students can call in and talk to the author about her writing process, writing tips, whatever’s on their minds.


Suggested Resources

Barbara Dee’s Website
Everything I Know About You Reading Group Guide
Halfway Normal Book Club Questions
Maybe He Just Likes You Reading Group Guide
Star-Crossed Book Club Questions

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