Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends are excited when spring break is extended an extra two weeks, even if it’s because of some new virus. But as the impact of COVID-19 becomes apparent and school is moved online and sacrifices have to be made to keep people safe, Quinn and her friends try to adjust to their new lives, new rules, and scary news reports. In an effort to find some good in the middle of uncertainty, Quinn comes up with an idea to cheer up the whole community.
Orca Two-Read: Learn to Read
Orca Echoes: Early Chapter Books
Middle Grade Fiction
Middle Grade Nonfiction
Orca Currents: Middle Grade Hi-Lo
Orca Soundings: Teen Hi-Lo
Graphic Novels and Illustrated Fiction
Educator Professional Development
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About Orca Book Publisher
Orca publishes everything from beautifully illustrated board books and picture books to middle-grade and young-adult fiction. They strive to produce books that illuminate the experiences of people of all ethnicities, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. Their goal is to provide reading material that represents the diversity of human experience to readers of all ages. Orca aims to help young readers see themselves reflected in the books they read. They’re mindful of this in their selection of books and have a particular interest in publishing books that celebrate the lives of Indigenous people. Providing young people with exposure to diversity through reading creates a more compassionate world.