Climate Protectors/ Environmentalists
These picture books are mainly biographies of people who have worked hard to save environments that they feel strongly about. They are among the original…
The Brilliant Deep : Kate Messner : 9781452133508
Shark Lady : Jess Keating : 9781492642046
The Watcher : Jeanette Winter : 9780375867743
Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, observing chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates and their habitat that are now in danger of extinction. Illustrations.
The Mangrove Tree : Cindy Trumbore : 9781600604591
Wangari's Trees of Peace : Jeanette Winter : 9780152065454
As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something - and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans.
Boy Who Drew Birds : Jacqueline Davies : 9780618243433
John James Audubon was a boy who loved the outdoors and believed in studying birds in nature, not just from books. Capturing the early passion of America's greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers listening intently for the calls of birds large and small near their own homes.
Planting the Trees of Kenya : Claire A Nivola : 9780374399184
Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens. But over many years, as more and more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed. When Wangari returned home from college in America, she found the village gardens dry.
The Tree Lady : H Joseph Hopkins : 9781442414020
Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens.Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she'd live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew up among the towering pines and redwoods of Northern California. But after becoming the first woman to graduate ...