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Barbara Dee

Dear Librarians,

Delighted to share EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU! Like my award-winning 2017 releases, STAR-CROSSED and HALFWAY NORMAL, this middle grade novel treats a serious topic — tween eating disorders and body image — in an entertaining, kid-friendly way. It's about a seventh grade field trip to Washington, DC, in which teachers assign kids to room with their "enemies." Free-spirited math nerd Tally is rooming with "Miss Perfection" Ava, so she's sure the trip will be a disaster. But when Tally suspects that Ava has an eating disorder, she needs to decide: Is Ava's secret hers to keep?

I'm thrilled that Elly Swartz (Smart Cookie) calls EVERYTHING "A beautiful and meaningful book that will no doubt be loved by many and needed in school libraries." And MG/YA author Melissa Walker says: "With humor, grace and empathy, Barbara Dee captures a brave story about an unlikely friendship between two strong girls."

Email Barbara@BarbaraDeeBooks.com for a chance to win a free copy!

Happy reading!
Barbara Dee
www.BarbaraDeeBooks.com

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"A poignant and hilarious slice of middle-grade life." —Kirkus

"Tally is a refreshing middle grade character who is never defined unilaterally. Her efforts to navigate the complexities of adolescent friendships and ever-evolving social circles will resonate with readers. Ava's struggle with anorexia is portrayed with care and makes an important subject accessible for a younger audience. VERDICT ... the author succeeds in weaving together threads of self-acceptance, individuality, what it means to be a friend, and even responsible Internet use. A strong addition to library collections." —School Library Journal

"A beautiful and meaningful book that will no doubt be loved by many and needed in school libraries. Written with gentleness and strong command, EVERYTHING tells the story about friendship, kindness, and the inner strength and courage that allows you to find your voice and yourself. And love both." —Elly Swartz, author of Finding Perfect and Smart Cookie

"With humor, grace and empathy, Barbara Dee captures a brave story about an unlikely friendship between two strong girls who just might need each other. Tally is one for the ages!" —Melissa Walker, author of Let's Pretend We Never Met and Why Can't I Be You

"Tally's transformations and insights in her first-person narrative ring true, as does the rest of the novel: she's surrounded with complex, interesting characters in a realistic plot that nicely captures middle-school experiences and friendships." —Booklist
Everything I Know About You / Barbara Dee / Simon & Schuster

Price: $17.99 / ISBN: 978-1534405073 / Published: June, 2018

Ages 9-13 / Hardcover / Middle Grade fiction
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