Saturday, July 14, 2012

Champions Read 2 - Environment Champions

There are so many picture book biographies that could be included here, that it is hard to know where to start or when to stop. So here is some that spring to mind:

Rachel Carson was a curious young girl who loved being outdoors and when she wrote her first book 'Silent Spring' it was considered to be the beginning of the environmental movement.
Jacques Cousteau, oceanographer
* Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne and Eric Puybaret
Sylvia Earle, oceanographer
Jane Goodall, chimpanzee watcher
* The Watcher by Jeanette Winter
* Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Wangari Maathai founder of the Green Belt Movement and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
* Planting the Trees of Kenya by Claire A. Nivola
* Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli & Kadir Nelson
* Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter
* Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World by Jen Cullerton Johnson & Sonia Lynn Sadler
John Muir

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