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Two Degrees

Fire. Flood. Ice.

In the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Akira and her horse struggle to escape a massive wildfire.

In Churchill, Manitoba, Owen and George flee starving polar bears that have been stranded on land by melting sea ice.

In Miami, Florida, Natalie fights to keep her head above water–and save her neighbor’s dog–as her city drowns in a hurricane.

Though they live thousands of miles from each other and face disparate challenges, Akira, Owen, George, and Natalie will come to understand they are more deeply connected than they ever could have imagined–and in ways that will change them and, possibly, the world.

Four different kids. Three different threats. Two degrees of temperature rise. One single cause: Climate change.

Scholastic | October 4, 2022 | Ages 8 and Up


The scary message is delivered with wrenching, dramatic urgency.

—Kirkus Reviews


A Junior Library Guild selection