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Writing for children is the hardest thing I’ve ever done—the field is intensely competitive. But I write because I can’t imagine not writing. I write for myself and for the kids who read my work. I write for the joy of seeing a kid sitting in the front row at a school visit, hand stretched high to answer my questions. I write for the kid who tells me he already owns one of my books and has read it 15 times.

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Patricia Newman The seed for PLASTIC, AHOY! began with a newspaper article on Scripps Institute of Oceanography students going to sea to study plastic. They were one…moreThe seed for PLASTIC, AHOY! began with a newspaper article on Scripps Institute of Oceanography students going to sea to study plastic. They were one of the first groups to quantify the plastic accumulating in the North Pacific. Their pioneering spirit appealed to me.(less)
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Usually I buy orange juice in cardboard cartons to avoid plastic bottles, but one day my grocery store didn't have any more cartons, so I turned to the plastic bottles in the refrigerator. One brand bottled its juice in a plastic PlantBottle, and it started me wondering. What's a PlantBottle? Does it biodegrade? Is it more sustainable than petroleum-based plastic? The label says its recyclable... Read more of this blog post »
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