*but we may not

The title alone will grab your attention. As Middle School science teacher, Katie Coppens, says in this well researched discussion: “We’re in this together.”

Yes we are.

The book is intended for an upper middle grade audience and above. Sixth grade all the way up to adults would benefit from reading. Divided into four parts they include:

  1. Background: Homo Sapiens’ Understanding of Earth’s History
  2. Earth Speaks: Evidence of Human’s Impact
  3. Actions Speak Louder than Words: How You can Help
  4. In Conclusion: We have a Choice

The impactful dialog Katie puts forth will start many conversations, both in the classroom and at home. What’s more important is the book will drive many to take action beyond what they are already doing. It’s not a you have to do all of these things or human life dies out. The approach here is to let readers choose what they are able to do. Together we can make sure life on earth continues.

In the back pages there is an 11 page glossary. It’s straightforward and easy to comprehend. Also included are additional recommended readings and viewings.

This is an important book and one I hope many will read, including the skeptics. Katie Cuppens is so passionate about the education put forth here that she is donating all author pay and royalties from the book to the non-profit ONE TREE PLANTED.

For more about the book visit the publisher, Tumblehome, and Amazon.


Katie Coppens is an award winning middle school teacher. She has taught for 20 years, ranging from a 3rd grade self-contained class to high school biology while volunteering in Tanzania. She is a columnist for the National Science Teaching Associations (NSTA) magazine Science Scope on integrating science and literacy. Her goal is to get kids curious and excited about learning! This is her 8th children’s book.


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4 Responses to EARTH WILL SURVIVE*

  1. carolbaldwin says:

    Thanks for sharing this book. It does seem like an important one.

  2. Susan Wroble says:

    The title got me, as I wrote nearly that same sentence in a WFH book on geoengineering this past week. I will definitely read this one—it needs to be on all our shelves.

  3. Saw your title when I opened my reader and it certainly grabbed my attention. I like that the book encourages readers to each do something. I’m going to get a copy of this book. THanks for recommending!

  4. That is an attention-grabbing title. I will try to get a copy of this book. It sounds important. Thanks for telling me about it.

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