Washington, DC (April 23, 2015) - Innovate and the Global Cooling Network are proud to sponsor the 2015 Read Green Festival and Green Earth Book Award hosted annually by the Nature Generation. In partnership with Salisbury University, The Nature Generation created the annual Read Green Festival and Green Earth Book Award to promote books that inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment. Over 147 winning and honor books have been honored since 2005. The award continues to garner attention from the literary world as an esteemed award, bringing recognition to authors, but more importantly, providing the award-winning books to children.
Each year, an expert jury selects books that best convey the message of environmental stewardship in five categories. As this year’s sponsor, we are pleased to announce our 2015 Green Earth Book Award winners. Each Earth Day, the Nature Generation bestows this award to children’s and young adult literature that best convey the message of environmental stewardship. We applaud the winning authors who continue to tell the stories about the environmental challenges we all face in a way that resonates with children and young adults.
The Promise, By Nicola Davies
Category: Picture Book (Books for young readers in which the visual and verbal narratives tell the story)
Deep Blue, By Jennifer Donnelly
Category: Children’s Fiction (Novels for young readers up to age 12)
Threatened, Eliot Schrefer
Category: Young Adult Fiction (Books for readers from age 13 to 21)
Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, By Patricia Newman
Category: Children’s Nonfiction (Nonfiction books for readers from infancy to age 12)
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines, By Paul Fleischman
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction (Nonfiction books for readers from 12 to age 21)
What Is The Nature Generation?
The Nature Generation (NatGen) is a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit that inspires and empowers youth to make a difference. They reach our nation’s youth through innovative environmental stewardship programs in literature, science and the arts.
What is the Global Cooling Network Nonprofit?
People who want to take care of the planet would all like to preserve a million acres of forested land, but most of us don't have the resources to make that happen. If we band together, we can do it. The Global Cooling Network provides the opportunity for those concerned about the environment to help preserve 1,000,000 or more acres of forested land.
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