Dee, Barbara

Barbara Dee is the author of thirteen middle grade novels, including 2022’s HAVEN JACOBS SAVES THE PLANET. VIOLETS ARE BLUE was one of School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2021. MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK was on the 2021 Bank Street list. MAYBE HE JUST LIKES YOU was a 2019 Washington Post Best Children’s Book of the Year and on the 2020 ALA Notable and ALA Rise: A Feminist Book Project lists. STAR-CROSSED was on the 2018 ALA Rainbow List Top Ten. Her books have earned several starred reviews and have been named to many state award lists.

2021 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year (Middle Grade); 2020 ALA Notable Children’s Books and ALA Rise: A Feminist Book Project lists; 2018 ALA Rainbow List Top Ten; NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People; Bank Street Best Books of the Year (multiple years); two-time Project Lit selection; multiple state reading lists and starred reviews.

3 Fun Facts

1. My favorite band is Radiohead. I’ve seen them perform live in seven cities…so far.
2. I love baseball in general, the NY Yankees in particular (though I grew up a Mets fan).
3. Whenever I have writer’s block, I walk my rescue hound dog, Ripley.