November 30, 2018

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In 1978 all the fish I cared about died.
Origin of Species
Charles Darwin

Origin of Species

By: Charles Darwin
Recommended for grade(s): 12, College Plus

The publication of Darwin’s The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought. The volume had taken Darwin more than twenty years to publish, in part because he envisioned the storm of controversy it was certain to unleash. Indeed, selling out its first edition on its first day, The Origin of Species revolutionized science, philosophy, and theology. Darwin’s reasoned, documented arguments carefully advance his theory of natural selection and his assertion that species were not created all at once by a divine hand but started with a few simple forms that mutated and adapted over time. --From the website at Penguin Random House

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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Michael Pollan

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

By: Michael Pollan
Recommended for grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Michael Pollan's Food Rules prompted a national discussion helping to change the way Americans approach eating. This new edition illustrated by celebrated artist Maira Kalman—and expanded with a new introduction and nineteen additional food rules—marks an advance in the national dialogue that Food Rules inspired. Many of the new rules, suggested by readers, underscore the central teachings of the original Food Rules, which are that eating doesn't have to be so complicated and that food is as much about pleasure and community as it is about nutrition and health. A beautiful book to cherish and share, Food Rules guides us with humor, joy, and common sense toward a happier, healthier relationship to food. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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Fish Girl
Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner

Fish Girl

By: Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner
Recommended for grade(s): 6, 7

The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonatewith every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up. --From the website at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
Paul Greenberg

Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

By: Paul Greenberg
Recommended for grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Writer and life-long fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna. Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, Greenberg reveals our damaged relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants. Just three decades ago, nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today, rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex marketplace. Four Fish offers a way for us to move toward a future in which healthy and sustainable seafood is the rule rather than the exception. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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