*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:
- Background: Homo Sapiens’ Understanding of Earth’s History
- Earth Speaks: Evidence of Human’s Impact
- Actions Speak Louder than Words: How You can Help
- 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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