Just a Kid (Paperback)
Red Deer Press, 9780889955820, 96pp.
Publication Date: February 28, 2020
One morning, Meerin Hoy looks out her window to Carson's Field. There to her shock stand two big development signs -- spelling the end to her community's most beloved park. But nine-year-old Meerin is no ordinary girl. She is determined to act. When she confronts the mayor in person he quickly dismisses her as "just a kid." It's time for Meerin to take on the tools of a local activist and save an important community asset from the powers that be.
Just a Kid is a reflection of movements that are occurring in many parts of the world today -- some of them inspired by the advocacy of Greta Thunberg, the students of Parkland in Florida, and many others. Just a Kid is a timely novel for young readers to learn about the possibilities of influencing the adult world, even when it seems no one wants to listen.