The Summer We Saved the Bees Ages 11-13 Robin Stevenson (Orca Book Publishers)
Raised by hippie parents in small-town B.C., Wolf is no stranger to environmental activism. But when his school project about the plight of the world’s bees inspires his mother’s latest wild scheme — a coast-to-coast street performance tour with the whole family — Wolf wonders whether she’s gone too far. Can 12-year-old Wolf stand up to his parents when it comes to what’s right for his younger siblings while still saving the bees? It is part environmental narrative, part family drama.