Hey Jeremy. My 12 year old is interested in learning how to play DnD and is a bit overwhelmed on where to start, books wise. Any suggestions? Thanks! Hi there! I recommend starting with the D&D Starter Set or the D&D Essentials Kit. In the Starter Set, the characters are made for you, letting you jump right into play, while in the Essentials Kit, you learn how to make your own character.
— Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) June 15, 2020