True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet
By Harriet Rohmer,Illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
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This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life.
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\\\"The mantra of the environmental movement is ìthink globally, act locally,î and this book offers examples of local heroes who are helping to save the planet....Stories come from all across America and include a diverse group of men and women, making this volume of interest to a broad audience.\\\"
School Library Journal2010-01-01 00:00:00
\\\"This little book packs a big punch...\\\"
Sierra Clubís The Green Life Blog2009-10-07 00:00:00
\\\"The powerful mix of personal stories with crucial environmental and social issues will be a call to action for young readers, who will want to move on to the final section: ëHow You Can Get Involved.í \\\"
\\\"...provides plenty of encouragement for concerned young readers.\\\"
Kirkus Reviews2009-10-01 00:00:00
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