Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day Reads

What better day than Earth Day to read green? Check out these environmentally friendly reads @ the library!

Exodus by Julie Bertagna
In the year 2100, the rising oceans threaten to destroy Mara's island village, an island the people of her village believe to be the last land on Earth. Can Mara convince her people to set out into the unknown ocean to search for more land? The sequel, Zenith, just came out, so check it out when you've finished this one!

The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
What would happen if, after catastrophic storms brought on by global climate change, carbon was rationed? Yep, that means forget the simple things like travel and heating your house. When the UK is the first country to try it, punk rocker Londoner Laura documents it all in her diary.

My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald
Think just one person can't make a difference? Think again! When her mom and grandma's pharmacy is in danger of being foreclosed on, aspiring make-up artist Lucy decides to help out by changing the pharmacy into an green eco-spa.

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
When a young girl plants a few seeds in the abandoned lot in her troubled city neighborhood, she starts a green revolution. Slowly, her neighbors take notice as the seedlings begin to sprout, until the entire community fills the once-abandoned lot into a garden filled with seeds, folks, and hope.

Hoot and Flush by Carl Hiaasen
In Hoot (also an awesome movie!), new kid Roy joins with Florida natives Mullet Fingers and Beatrice to save a colony of burrowing owls' nesting grounds from construction. In Flush, when Noah and Abbey's dad is jailed for sinking a river boat casino, they must work together to prove that its owner has been dumping raw sewage into the protected Florida Keys waters. Also check out Hiaasen's newest book for teens, Scat.

Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life by Linda Sivertsen
So you want the inside scoop on how to reduce your carbon footprint and go green, before we have to start rationing our carbon emmissions or raft over the rising ocean to find land? Check out this book full of tips on how to shop, eat, get around, and dress green, as well as tons of stuff you can do to get involved in the green revolution.

(who goes green these days by recycling more than I toss and growing my own veggies)

P.S. Don't forget to check out the ReaderGirlz blog tonight at 8PM for author Ellen Hopkins' live chat!

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