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Native Defenders of the Environment

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From the Native Trailblazers series comes a new book with the stories of twelve brave people who work tirelessly to save our environment. These are stories of courage, determination and resistance to multinational corporations and disastrous government policies that are harming the planet. Readers will learn about Grace Thorpe, who worked to keep Native reservations from b ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by 7th Generation
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Jessica Deboer
Nov 03, 2013 Jessica Deboer rated it liked it
Schillings book was full of good information and I learned a lot more about organizations dedicated to the environment and my daughter's native culture (my daughter and her father are members of the Batchewana band of Ojibwe in Sault Saint Marie, Canada). As I was reading I thought the writing was very simplistic, but then realized it must be written so that students of many levels can read it. It is also very dry. It was really hard to convince myself to keep reading. Instead of reading it cove ...more
Excellent for upper level grade levels! Tells the stories of American Indian leaders and activists. Enjoyable book to read and you also learn a lot! 2012 American Indian Youth Literature awards honor book for young adults.
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Vincent Schilling is the author of three books in the First Nations Series for Young Readers. He is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk tribe and lives in Virginia Beach, USA.
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