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 Marjory saves the Everglades
 Author: Wallace, Sandra Neil

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2020)

 Dewey: 333.7209
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [50] p., col. ill., 23 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 916815 ISBN: 9781534431546
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
 Conservationists -- Florida -- Biography
 American authors -- 20th century -- Biography
 Nature conservation -- Florida -- Everglades
 Wetland conservation -- Florida -- History
 Environmental policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century
 Everglades (Fla.)

Price: $22.28

Summary:
The true story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who saved the Florida Everglades from development and ruin.

 Illustrator: Gibbon, Rebecca


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Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/20)
   School Library Journal (08/01/20)
   Booklist (09/01/20)
 The Hornbook (00/03/21)

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School Library Journal - 08/01/2020 K-Gr 3—This vibrant biography details the life of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Douglas fell in love with the natural beauty of Florida at a very young age, and that passion followed her into adulthood. When World War I broke out, Douglas decided to enlist in the Navy. Soon thereafter, she joined the Red Cross and traveled to Europe. When she returned to Florida, Douglas was appalled to see the devastation that relentless construction had created. She was equally shocked to hear people proclaim, "Drain the Everglades!" Determined to gain knowledge and use her voice to implement change, Douglas committed to a life of environmental activism. Gibbon's watercolor illustrations shine, evoking the richness of Florida wildlife. The text is spare but compelling, emphasizing the many times Douglas had to fight the same battles over the years and convince new people of the importance of her mission. The further reading section offers an extensive list of suggestions, an illustrated guide to the plant and animal life mentioned in the text, and resources. VERDICT A lively addition to biography collections and an ideal starting point for further learning.—Savannah Kitchens, Parnell Memorial Lib., Montevallo, AL - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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