- Vivian Teo
READ & REVIEWED: Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet by Barbara Dee
A much-needed middle-grade book about hope, climate change and how one's action can make a difference to the world.
Here's a book recommendation from Little E - Barbara Dee's latest book, Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet! 🌏
12-year-old Haven Jacobs's anxiety about the climate crisis is affecting her schoolwork and friendships. But she learns to turn her anxiousness into action, and focuses on a class project which sees her finding evidence of pollution at a river. Haven is convinced Gemba - a new factory her dad works in - is the cause. She is determined to expose Gemba and force them to clean up their act but that just might cost her dad’s job and some friendships.
When I was a kid, climate change wasn't something I had to worry about. Today, eco-anxiety is not uncommon for children given how pertinent and urgent the issue is for everyone, so I'm glad there are middle grade books like this to help children make sense of things. Little E says, "This story tells me one person's actions can make a change in the world. I'm glad there are fiction books about climate change."
This is another gem from Barbara Dee, and my girls and I highly recommend her MG books. Do see our review of her other titles! 😉
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