Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet
DescriptionThis 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 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. \\\"
SIERRA CLUB S THE GREEN LIFE BLOG
\\\"This little book packs a big punch...\\\"
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
\\\"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.\\\"
\\\"...provides plenty of encouragement for concerned young readers.\\\"