Title: Saving the Seas for the Purple and Green | Author & Illustrator: Nancy Carlisle | Genre: Picture Book, Non-Fiction | Publisher: Sage Green Press | Release Date: March 2022
“A simple, relevant, and informative read that gives kids a positive outlook on what can be done to reduce our impact on the ocean.” — Taylor Lane, Creator of the Cigarette Surfboard
My Thoughts: From the viewpoint of a young, nature-loving girl, Saving the Seas for the Purple and Green dives into the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean. From a stray water bottle in a tidal pool to plastic bags tempting a sea turtle to a dangerous meal, the book highlights the vast problems caused by many recognizable items. Interspersed throughout the text are details about various organizations that are working in a variety of ways to bring awareness to the environmental impact of plastics or developing solutions to the problem. Well-researched and packed with stats and details about the issues we face, the book is a gentle and positive introduction to saving this seas. This book would be a wonderful addition to school libraries and a great way to prompt discussions about the use and reuse of plastics.
Nancy Carlisle is an author and illustrator who writes hopeful books for kids that interweave facts and fiction about the environment and global responsibility. During her 38-year career as a sustainable architect and researcher, her focus was on the environment. She led work nationally and internationally on sustainable and energy efficient buildings and communities and won awards for collaboratively designing award-winning sustainable buildings, a laboratory campus, and improving the energy efficiency of U.S. laboratories. Since retiring, Nancy has worked as a volunteer teaching English as a Second Language and mentors first generation college students. She is a strong advocate against plastic waste not only because it pollutes our oceans and water but also because it contributes CO2 to our atmosphere.
Nancy enjoys the outdoors and international travel. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Environmental Journalists. She studies botanical illustrating and French language.
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A sincere thank you to the author for a review copy of the book read in partnership with iReadBook Tours.
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