Characters in the novel The Night Before Middle School by Tom Tufts express their fears about going to middle school, and even about noises in the night. Then they learn of something that really is cause for fear, an approaching hurricane. In the novel, set in Homestead, Florida, before, during and after Hurricane Andrew marched across the state, the children have to do many things to protect themselves.
Education is a way of protecting yourself. Look in today's St. Petersburg Times for stories about issues you might need to educate yourself about, to be protected, or for other stories about things you might be afraid of. How do you overcome those fears? Write your thoughts on this blog. Mr. Tufts may blog back!