Barbara Dee

Barbara Dee is the author of over a dozen highly acclaimed middle-grade novels, including Maybe He Just Likes You, Star-Crossed, and Halfway Normal. Her newest book, My Life in the Fish Tank, was released in September 2020, to be followed by Violets are Blue in 2021 and Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet in 2022. Her books have earned several starred reviews and have been named to many best-of lists, including the The Washington Post‘s Best Children’s Books, the ALA Notable Children’s Books, the ALA Rise: A Feminist Book Project List, the NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, and the ALA Rainbow List Top Ten. Barbara lives with her family in Westchester County, New York.


Jill Grinberg