Arsenault reflects on her serene hometown and the cloaked environmental corruption plaguing it. The author, a National Books Critics Circle board member and book review editor at Orion, grew up in Mexico, Maine, a small town fortified by the Androscoggin River. She writes poignantly of growing up in a large nuclear family surrounded by the town’s dense forestlands. Her father and grandfather worked at the local paper mill, an entity that economically grounded the town and employed a large percentage of its residents, many of whom remained blind to the ever changing world around them.
The former U.S. poet laureate shares a personal memoir about the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and how this profound experience of loss shaped her as an adult and an artist.
Here is a stunning, simplebook that will educate readers about how fossil fuels are really buried sunlight -- energy caught from the sun by plants that were later trapped deep underground for millions of years. Now that this plant matter has been transformed into fuel, humans have been digging it up, changing the fragile dynamic that fulfills the global needs of all living things.
An introduction to evolution uses grandmothers to show the characteristics they passed down to their offspring.
Visit a whimsical workshop and follow along as we learn How To Build an Insect! Conversational text and playful illustrations introduce readers to insect body parts in this charming picture book.
The true story of how schoolchildren helped fund the construction of the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
Introduces young readers to some of the stealthiest camouflaged animals in the natural world and asks them to seek out these animals hiding in plain sight.
While following their mother through town, five little ducklings fall into a storm drain.
Offers general information about redwood trees such as height, how the bark protect them from fires, average age, and the types of plant and animal life that live in them.
This timely, engaging book examines whiteness through controversial Confederate symbols and statues that have become a focal point in the national discussion about systemic racism and white supremacy. Producer of the podcast White Lies, O’Neill focuses on several statues and a building named after Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, who looms large in Confederate lore, being the only person to enlist as a private and work his way to general. But Forrest also made his money as a slave trader and was the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.