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BookMentors and "Green" Books

Jen Soalt Executive Director of BookMentors

I am a former urban teacher and literacy coach who is writing to the group for two reasons: to let them know about a new nonprofit I founded, and to get their advice about what "green" books they would recommend to other teachers.

In June me and a group of colleagues are launching BookMentors, a nonprofit that connects teachers and students in need of books with donors who want to give books. BookMentors' web platform centers around a continuously updated collection of children's and YA literature. On the web platform teachers can request books or suggest books for the collection. Donors can fulfill teachers' request, suggest books for the collection, or offer to give particular books. Everybody gets to comment on their favorite children's and YA literature. For more information about BookMentors and to leave contact info for our launch please see our informational webpage: www.bookmentors.org

I am currently putting together the collection of books which will be available for BookMentors' launch and would like to know what "green" books people would recommend to other teachers. What books on nature, animals, natural sciences, environmentalism, global warming, pollution, and sustainability have you found most useful in your teaching?

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