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Heroes of the Environment

Heroes of the Environment

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.

More Details

Size: 6-1/2 x 8-1/4 in;
Pages: 112 pp;
Full-color throughout, ages 7-14
Guided Reading Level: S

Format: Hardcover
Publication: July 2009
ISBN: 9780811867795
ISBN10: 081186779X
Harriet Rohmer is the founder and former publisher/executive director of Children's Book Press, the award-winning publisher of bilingual and multicultural picture books. Her books have won over 100 major awards and many have become classics, including artist Carmen Lomas Garza's Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia. She lives in San Francisco.

Julie McLaughlin is an illustrator living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Media Reviews

"The mantra of the environmental movement is "think globally, act locally," 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 Journal

"This little book packs a big punch..." --Sierra Club's The Green Life Blog

"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: How You Can Get Involved." --Booklist

"...provides plenty of encouragement for concerned young readers." --Kirkus Reviews

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