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Native Defenders of the Environment, by Vincent Schilling
The men and women profiled here are united by their work to protect the environment and to support indigenous rights. Their stories take us from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to the Black Mesa in Arizona.
The full list of environmentalists profiled:
2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Multicultural Non-Fiction-Finalist, 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Science/Nature/Environment-Finalist, 2011 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, Juvenile Non-Fiction-Finalist,2012 American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award, Young Adult Honor Book.
"These short biographies of environmentalists are sure to engage a whole classroom of readers.From the focus on a particular environmental crisis, to a description of each person’s native heritage,to the writing style and level, the stories are accessible to readers young and old." -Canadian Teacher Magazine, 03/01/2012
128 pages / 6 x 9 paper / photos / Ages: 12 to 18 / Reading level: 6.0
Character Education, Language Arts: Biography, Science: Earth Sciences, Environmentalism; Social Studies: United States, Native American Culture