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When Rivers Burned: The Earth Day Story
Contributor(s): Brennan, Linda Crotta, Greenleaf, Lisa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0984254994     ISBN-13: 9780984254996
Publisher: Apprentice Shop Books
    OUR PRICE: $22.46  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: January 2013
Annotation: Once, in America chemicals killed plants and animals. The air was filled with toxic fumes. Oil spills destroyed ocean life. The sewage floating along America's rivers was so thick it sometimes caught fire. The Earth was dying. Senator Gaylord Nelson believed that attitudes about ecology could change if people understood what was happening. He charged Denis Hayes with establishing a plan for a national Earth Day—which has changed the world for the better.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Earth Day; History; Juvenile literature.
Environmentalism; Juvenile literature.
Earth Day; History.
Dewey: 333.72
LCCN: bl2014031865
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Once, in America
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 10.75" W x 0.50" (1.40 lbs) 79 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring)
Crotta Brennan's earnest but scattered history of the creation of Earth Day situates the event in the environmental and political issues of twentieth-century America. Historical photographs of environmental conditions in industrial areas plus profiles of Gaylord Nelson, Denis Hayes, and other conservationists highlight the consequences of unregulated pollution, and the belief that youth can change the world for the better. Timeline. Glos., ind.