Publication Date: February 16, 2021
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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
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 readersAcclaimed 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.
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