The Last Plastic Straw: A Plastic Problem and Finding Ways to Fix It

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Holiday House
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8.8 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Dee Romito is an author of books for young readers from picture books to middle grade. Her middle grade books include The BFF Bucket List, No Place Like Home, Postcards from Venice, and co-authored Best.Night.Ever. Her debut picture book, Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott received a starred review.

She is a deaf Illustrator based in Singapore and represented by MB Artists. She loves drawingand visualising stories through her personal experience. Her life goal has been to have anemotional connection with those who view her work. Her most recent picture books are Dancing With Daddy by Anitra R. Schulte and How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. When she's not illustrating, she enjoys swimming, cooking and spending time with her loved ones.


★ "A fascinating history of straws morphs into a call to action."--The Horn Book, Starred Review

"This installment of the Books for a Better Earth series collection takes aim at the plastic straw but draws kids in with intriguing historical facts and a sense of generosity as opposed to lectures or condescension. . . . A valuable starting point for young environmentalists."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"An important topic gets a very appealing treatment."--Kirkus Reviews