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Friday 21 October 2022

Junior Review: Two Degrees

Climate change takes 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 Miami. 

Two Degrees by Alan Gratz (one of my all time favorite authors, 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. 

Reading Two 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.

Title: Two Degrees
Author: Alan Gratz
Publisher: Scholastic Press, $17.99
Publication Date: October 4, 2022
Format: Hardcover
: 978-1338735673
For ages: 8 -12
Type: Middle Grade Novel