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Heroes of the environment : true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet / by Harriet Rohmer ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin.

Authors: Rohmer, Harriet.
Call number: j333.72 ROH
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2009.
Publication date: c2009.
Subject: Environmentalists -- Biography.
Children's literature.
Title: Heroes of the environment : true stories of people who are helping to protect our planet / by Harriet Rohmer ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin.
Physical description: 109 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Target audience note: Lexile: 1070.
Contents note: Raising food in the city: Will Allen, founder, Growing Power Community Food Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Discovering a new way to clean polluted water: Kelydra Welcker, student chemist, environmental scientist, and inventor, Parkersburg, West Virginia -- Turning waste into good business and good jobs: Omar Freilla, founder, ReBuilders Souce, The South Bronx, New York City -- Bringing solar power to Indian country: Debby Tewa, solar electrician, Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona -- Speaking out to a big oil company: Margie Richard, activist and former middle school teacher, Old Diamond, Louisiana -- Inventing eco-machines: John Todd, inventor, engineer, and designer, Woods Hole, Massachusetts -- Recycling electronic waste: Alex Lin, teenager who helped write Rhode Island's e-waste law, Westerly, Rhode Island -- Saving West Virginia's oldest mountains: Julia "Judy" Bonds, community activist, Coal River Mountain Watch, Whitesville, West Virginia -- Fighting the enemies of the environment: El Hijo del Santo ("Son of the Saint"), champion masked wrestler, Mexico City, Mexico -- Protecting Louisiana wetlands: Barry Guillot, middle school science teacher, Destrehan, Louisiana -- Saving the Porcupine River caribou: Sarah James, spokesperson, Gwich'in Indian people of Alaska and Canada, Arctic Village, Alaska -- Safeguarding the California coast: Erica Fernandez, student and environmental activist, Oxnard, California -- How you can get involved.
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Summary note: This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people, most of them teenagers or younger adults, from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life.
Awards note: A Junior Library Guild selection
Added author: McLaughlin, Julie, illustrator.
ISBN: 9780811867795 (hardcover)
081186779X (hardcover)
LCCN: 2009004366
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Bib No.: 1237037

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