Heroes of the Environment by Harriet Rohmer
True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet

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This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life.

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HARRIET ROHMER is the founder, Publisher, and Executive Director of Children's Book Press in San Francisco, California, the pioneering non-profit press devoted to publishing multicultural and bilingual literature for children. Her creative vision has shaped the development of more than sixty critically acclaimed books, including Just Like Me: Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists. Rohmer lives in San Francisco, California.
Published July 1, 2010 by Chronicle Books LLC. 110 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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With the notable exception of El Hijo Del Santo, a Mexican masked wrestler who stages public events to draw attention to a range of environmental issues, the “heroes” here at least began their work on a local, grassroots level.

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