Making a Difference: 12 Stories about Helping the Planet
From the Series Making a Difference
Making a Difference is a series about making the world a better place. Each title features 12 engaging, inspiring, often touching stories from the present and the past of individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, and communities helping people, animals, and the planet. Some work on a national or global scale, with ample resources. Others are grassroots, local, and on a shoestring. All are proof that caring counts and anyone can get involved, including kids and teens. Supermodel Gisele Bџndchen started a Clean Water Project in her hometown in Brazil. The Swedish company IKEA is working to reduce air pollution in India. A 12yearold girl in Indonesia organized a group of her friends to plant hundreds of mangrove trees, which can protect coastal areas from flooding. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for the environment and the earth. Each chapter includes attentiongrabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|BISACS||JNF037020, JNF065000, JNF071000|
|Series||Making a Difference|
|Number of Pages||32|
|ISBN||9781632357472, 9781645820321, 9781632357472B|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, multi-user ebook, Print + Ebook|
|Author||Samantha S. Bell|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
School Library Journal - Series Made Simple
Series Review – Comined Publishers: COVID-19 is the topic on everyone’s mind this year. “Core Library Guide to COVID-19” (ABDO/Core Library) is a straightforward source, with plenty of research ideas. Surviving Social Media (Capstone/Compass Point) is a timely title to help readers understand and avoid misinformation and hate online. “Bo and Zop Learn How to Be an Earthling” (Crabtree), “Soft Skills Sleuth: Investigating Life Skills Success” (Cherry Lake), and “The Museum of Phobias” (Gareth Stevens) are fun, quirky alternatives to traditional nonfiction. “Kid Citizen” (Rourke/Ready Readers) and “Making a Difference” (Bookstaves/12-Story Library) will inspire children who are wondering what they can do for people in need during this crisis.