Eleven-year-old Bree is the best tree-climber in a townhome complex called Cedar Grove. But when a new rule banning tree-climbing is introduced by council, Bree vows to fight it. Trouble in the Trees (Orca 2011) is Yolanda Ridge's first book.

Her second book is CRISPR: A Powerful Way to Change DNA (Annick Press 2020). CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats. If it sounds complicated, it is -- but it's also one of the most powerful ways we can shape the future. And it's poised to completely upend the way we think about science. Ridge tackles this topic in an accessible way for young adults, with two introductory chapters covering the basics of DNA and gene editing before taking readers through the ways that this ground-breaking science could affect them.

Books:

Trouble in the Trees (Orca 2011)

CRISPR: A Powerful Way to Change DNA (Annick Press 2020) $16.95 978-1-7732-1423-8

[BCBW 2020]