2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970. To mark the important event that underscores the need to care for our planet, here are some noteworthy titles you may enjoy:
We Planted a Tree
By Diane Muldrow & Bob Staake
eBook on OverDrive/Libby
Diane Muldrow’s book focuses on the importance of trees in the lives of people all over the world. Her poetic text focuses on two families – how they each plant a tree, and how each tree helps the two families. Bob Staake’s child-friendly illustrations depict the beauty and importance of trees around the world!
Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers
By Celia Pérez
eBook on OverDrive Libby
Four unique girls team up to protest against their local Florida Scouts called the Floras. Though the girls don’t frequently agree on matters, they all are bonded by the common pursuit to get the Floras to stop their environmentally unfriendly tradition once and for all. The girls form their own troop in their quest for justice, and learn much about each other along the way!
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
By Miranda Paul
Miranda Paul tells the inspiring true story of how Isatou Ceesay began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting the environment, harming the livestock, and bringing disease to her community. Elizabeth Zunon’s beautiful illustrations bring Isatou Ceesay’s village to life. This true story eloquently shows how one person really can make a difference in our world!
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