Books about Teens and the Environment
Ancient One ~T.A. Barron
While helping her Great Aunt Melanie try to protect an Oregon redwood
forest from loggers, Kate goes back five centuries through a time tunnel
and faces the evil creature Gashra, who is bent on destroying the same
When John Rodgers discovers a new sub-species of butterfly which may
necessitate closing the mill where his dying father works, they find
themselves on opposite sides of the environmental conflict.
Latitudes ~Will Hobbs
A family trip to Mexico changes Travis' cocky attitudes as he becomes
exposed to his brother's consuming interest in saving endangered species,
to his parents' problems, and to his own selfishness.
The Exchange Student
When her mother arranges to host one of the young people coming to Earth
from Chela, Daria is both pleased and intrigued by the keen interest shown
by the Chelan in her work breeding endangered species.
While spending the summer in the Amazon rain forest of Brazil doing
botanical research, Grady discovers a secret language used by the trees to
communicate with each other and falls afoul of the dictatorial Dr. Carter,
whose motives seem questionable.
~Julian F. Thompson
Kidnapped and taken to utopian Gypsyworld by its king and queen, a group
of teenagers is tested to see how they cope in a place where the earth and
its gifts are not abused.
Although the landowner for whom his father works as a gamekeeper hates all
birds of prey, Taylor and his friend raise an endangered red kite in
Rick, a foster child, escapes from a juvenile detention facility near Las
Vegas and travels to Canyonlands National Park in Utah where he meets a
bird biologist working on a project to reintroduce condors to the wild.
On Different Shores
While participating in the rescue of a beached whale, Australian teenager
Tess finally confronts her fear of swimming and begins to resolve her
difficult relationship with her father.
When her rescue of a baby hawk takes Taylor to a raptor rehabilitation
center in rural Pennsylvania, their offer of a summer public relations job
seems a step toward her dream of becoming a journalist.
An ecological fable of Hruna, the humpback whale.
Compiled by L. Baldwin, Librarian
Brick & Upper Shores