The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics
The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics
The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics
The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics
The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics

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There’s no doubt about it—plastic is in almost everything! From our phones and computers to our toys and utensils, plastic is everywhere. But the amount of plastic we throw away is hurting the health of our planet.

In The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics, readers will be fascinated by the growing plastic problem and meet just a few of the young activists who are standing up and speaking out for change. They’ll hear about:

  • the Be Straw Free campaign, started by nine-year-old Milo Cress, who also wrote an introduction to this book;
  • how scientists are using jellyfish snot and munching, crunching caterpillars to break down plastic pollution faster;
  • Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López, the eight-year-old girl turning old plastic bottles into solar heaters;
  • and many more incredible kids, not much older than our readers

Acclaimed author Susan Hood’s clever and accessible poems are perfectly paired with Christiane Engel’s vibrant and dynamic art, making this a book that will inspire us all to change the way we think about plastic and our part in caring for our planet.

Robust, well-researched back matter is included.

About the Author

Susan Hood is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Ada’s Violin; Shaking Things Up; Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team; and Lifeboat 12. She is the recipient of an E. B. White Read Aloud Picture Book Honor, the Christopher Award, the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, the Golden Kite Award, and the Bank Street Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, given annually for “a distinguished work of nonfiction that serves as an inspiration to young people.” 

Christiane Engel has illustrated more than forty books for children, including the critically acclaimed The Earth Gives More and What Do You Celebrate? She is also the author of the ABC for Me board book series, including Our ABC of Yoga and ABC Mindful Me. She loves creating books that inspire readers to be curious and compassionate about the world. She lives in Kent, England.

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