Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)

Zia Erases the World

Best Seller
Zia Erases the World by Bree Barton
Hardcover $16.99
Apr 26, 2022 | ISBN 9780593350997

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (2) +
  • Apr 26, 2022 | ISBN 9780593350997 | Middle Grade (8-12)

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Apr 26, 2022 | ISBN 9780593351000 | Middle Grade (8-12)

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Apr 26, 2022 | ISBN 9780593508336 | Middle Grade (8-12)

    351 Minutes

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Listen to a sample from Zia Erases the World

Product Details


Raves for Zia Erases the World:

“A stunning middle grade debut full of delightful humor, inventive wordplay, and provocative questions, Zia Erases the World reminds us that it’s only when we name our fears that we can truly own them.”Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award winning author

“A heartfelt and honest exploration of depression. Bree Barton handles sensitive subjects with such care and compassion, and this story reaches out to readers to say, ‘I see you. You are not alone.’”—Tae Keller, Newbery Award winning author of When You Trap a Tiger

“A magical, inventive, optimistic story that never shies away from what it really feels like to be human.”—Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award winning author

“A future classic. Zia’s story will take you by the heartstrings and never let you go.”—Marie Miranda Cruz, author of Everlasting Nora

“Barton’s sparkling prose creates a striking and intimate look at middle school, family life, and the things we have to work to unwind about ourselves. A beautiful book written with equal parts compassion and spunk.”—Corey Ann Haydu, author of Edgar-Award-nominated Eventown

“A moving, hopeful tale about confronting depression.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Featuring a witty first-person narrator and threading in myriad cultural and etymological details, Barton’s lightly magical middle grade debut emphasizes a potent message about ‘finding light between the shadows.’”—Publishers Weekly

“Zia’s desperation to right the world for everyone around her is endearing, even as the consequences of her rash decisions quickly erupt around her. Determined and inquisitive Zia and her search for a ‘cure’ to feel whole will resonate across the board—no matter what age.”—Booklist

“[A] solid addition to middle grade fiction tackling mental health and intergenerational healing.”—BCCB

“Barton fits a lot into the narrative—depression, dementia, economic inequality, Greek and Vietnamese heritages, the small indignities of school—without overwhelming the story.”—The Horn Book

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates about Bree Barton
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking “SIGN UP”, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and understand that Penguin Random House collects certain categories of personal information for the purposes listed in that policy, discloses, sells, or shares certain personal information and retains personal information in accordance with the policy. You can opt-out of the sale or sharing of personal information anytime.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top