Entries Tagged as 'Activism'

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

March 22nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD This straightforward telling of Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prévot, is accompanied by colorful and beautiful illustrations by Aurélia Fronty that help set the tone of hope and action throughout the book. This storybook, based on the true story of a young Kenyan girl who […]

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The Lorax

July 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By KATRINA F. A book can be called a true classic when it gets better as the years go by, much like a fine, aging wine. Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax is one of those unique classics. The story opens with a young boy traversing a ruined land and stumbling upon the mystery of the […]

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Stink City

June 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Written from the perspective of a young teen, Leigh Ann, Stink City (Amazon affiliate link) is a story that zigzags its way through a myriad of issues — focusing mainly on Leigh Ann’s neighbor, Cade Carlsen, and his attempts to address his lot in life. Cade is the scion of a […]

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The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps

June 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER KALI My three-year-old daughter has been obsessed with orangutans lately. It started when, in an effort toavoid the Memphis heat Memorial Day weekend, we stepped into an IMAX theater and saw the movie “Born to Be Wild.” The movie is adorable with cute baby orangutans in diapers drinking milk from a bottle, and […]

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