At the risk of splitting genre-specific hairs, my WIP could be called “environmental urban fantasy”. Without going into a lot of detail, it explores the link between the environment and the economy (in an exciting way – I promise!)
I’m psyched about that. I think it’s timely, and it’s stuff middle-grade kids should not only be aware of, but be asking questions about. Kids need to know their disposable income (now and in the future) has a huge impact – and that choice is power.
I’m doing a bit of research into other environmental titles for this age group, and it seems most focus on endangered species, deforestation, etc. I’m hopeful my story represents a new take on the subject.
Nevertheless, I’d love to hear your suggestions for great MG environmental fiction!