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The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics


by Susan Hood and Christiane Engel

"Perfect for Earth Day and Poetry Month promotions, The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics is a nonfiction STEM picture book of activist poems about the threat of plastic and how kids are combating environmental challenges from award-winning author Susan Hood. IS PLASTIC FANTASTIC? There’s no doubt about it—plastic is in almost everything! From our phones and computers to our toys and utensils, plastic is everywhere. But the amount of plastic we throw away is hurting the health of our planet. In The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics, readers will be fascinated by the growing plastic problem and meet just a few of the young activists who are standing up and speaking out for change. They’ll hear about: · the Be Straw Free campaign, started by nine-year-old Milo Cress, who also wrote an introduction to this book; · how scientists are using jellyfish snot and munching, crunching caterpillars to break down plastic pollution faster; · Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López, the eight-year-old girl turning old plastic bottles into solar heaters; · and many more incredible kids, not much older than our readers Acclaimed author Susan Hood’s clever and accessible poems are perfectly paired with Christiane Engel’s vibrant and dynamic art, making this a book that will inspire us all to change the way we think about plastic and our part in caring for our planet. Robust, well-researched back matter is included." -- publisher

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Shaking things up


by Susan Hood and Selina Alko

Shaking Things Up introduces 14 revolutionary young women--each paired with a noteworthy female artist--to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers. This is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history. In this book, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You'll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six-year-old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create. And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belprè, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappè, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai--all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This book was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women.--


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