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Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor
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Apr 13, 12

bookshelves: biography, children-s-literature, nonfiction, nonfiction-childrens, picture-book
Read in April, 2012

Grades 2-5

This picture book biography provides an accessible and comprehensive look at the life of Rachel Carson and her work as a biologist and environmentalist. While the main story ends with her death at age 56 soon after the publication of "Silent Spring," an epilogue goes into detail about the battle that took place after the book's publication, and the slow recognition by America and other countries that what we do to the world around us has a profound impact on animal and plant life. While the author provides a list of resources under "Sources and Recommended Reading," there is no differentiation between books aimed toward younger readers, which would have been helpful. Charming paint and ink illustrations nicely complement the text.
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