The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics

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8.6 X 11.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Hood is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Alias Anna, Lifeboat 12, Ada's Violin, Brothers in Arms, The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics, Shaking Things Up, and Titan and the Wild Boars. She is the recipient of an E. B. White Read-Aloud Picture Book Honor, the Christopher Award, the Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, the Golden Kite Award, and the Bank Street Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, given annually for "a distinguished work of nonfiction." Visit her at

Christiane Engel is a children's book illustrator who loves creating quirky characters. She also creates puzzles and animation. Christiane lives by the sea in South East England with her family. Visit her online at


Thoughtful and thought-provoking, this book will plant the seeds of environmental activism in young readers. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In this factually augmented poetry collection, Hood illuminates the reasons, repercussions, and remedies for humans' considerable use of plastic....Engel's vivid, inclusive digital illustrations bolster this appealingly accessible picture book. -- Publishers Weekly

A fantastic resource for those who want to learn about the fight against plastic pollution. A useful book to include in poetry or social awareness units, this is a thorough resource on plastic consumption. -- School Library Journal

A breezy way of introducing ecology concepts and starting important conversations.
-- Booklist

With an introduction from Milo Cress and bright, colorful illustrations from Christiane Engel, this collection of brilliant, lyrical nonfiction poems by award-winning author Susan Hood highlights the threat of plastic and the kids who are fighting for change to save our planet. --

You'll finish this book and think about what you can do to help the environment. -- Mrs. Knott's Book Blog

You don't want to miss this smart read. -- Betsy Bird, School Library Journal Blog