Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Hot off some writing for Discovery Education, the subject of plastic has been on my mind. Plastic in the ocean. A beach day in Israel illustrated the issue is not just in the oceans, but also the Mediterranean. Washed up on the beach was a line of beautiful, tiny little seashells and stones. On closer inspection, I discovered it was a tide-line of teeny pieces of plastic in a rainbow of colors. Red Lukas carries the environmental message of pesticide dangers and a sequel has taken shape in my mind on the subject of ocean plastic. It will be more difficult to have the book end well, but we're relying on the youth to fix that horrible mess that we left them, so introducing them to the problem in middle grade may be our only hope.