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Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 112
Themes: Environment, activism
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2007
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From Rachel Carson, the woman who started the modern environmental movement, to Severn Cullis-Suzuki, former host of Suzuki’s Nature Quest, to Marina Silva, who fights to keep the Brazilian rain forest from disappearing, read about these ten amazing women who prove how ordinary people can do extraordinary things. While the threat of environmental crises becomes more dominant in the media and popular culture, these trailblazing women are taking action to make a vital difference for our planet.

Women Profiled:

Severn Cullis-Suzuki (Canada), environmentalist and founder of the Environmental Children’s Organization;
Sheila Watt-Cloutier (Canada), activist in raising the profile of the Inuit people and the effects of global warming on the North, nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; Rachel Carson (U.S.), founder of the modern environmental movement; Jane Goodall (England/Africa), foremost researcher and tireless advocate of primates; Dai Qing (China), journalist and activist against the Three Gorges Dam project in China; Fatima Jibrell (Somalia), founder of Horn Relief and other education-relief organizations in Somalia; Vandana Shiva (India), champion for women’s rights and the global food supply, physicist, ecologist, and author; Marina Silva (Brazil), “Amazonian Legend” for Brazilian rainforests and human rights;
Sharon Beder (Australia), leader in environmental and water supply issues;
Olya Melen (Ukraine), youngest recipient of the (2006) Goldman Environmental Prize, saved Danube Delta wetlands.

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