the shape of 3 natural disasters in this novel. A raging wildfire in
California, a ravenous polar bear in Canada, and a hurricane ready to destroy
whose books are my go-to reads) is the very first book that I have read that
tackled the tragedy of climate change.
In this novel, Akira, Owen and George, and
Natalie find a way to fight back against Mother Nature in order to protect
their home. Akira has the help of her horse, Dodger, but will she be able to
out run the fire?
Owen and George are minutes away from becoming a polar bears
lunch, but can they escape? Natalie could be dragged away by the rising
floodwaters, but can Natalie find refuge?
Author Alan Gratz has written this novel in a
way that climate change and the meaning of the story is understandable for
children. He provides meaningful insight into the damage that it is doing to
our world, while still having excellent writing as always.
Degrees, will show you how important it is to take great care of our world, because
this is our home and we need to treat it like so.
Author: Alan Gratz
Publisher: Scholastic Press, $17.99
Publication Date: October 4, 2022
ages: 8 -12
Type: Middle Grade Novel