Sometimes it can be difficult to see the forest for the smog, but the natural beauty revealed when the haze clears can be a good deal more powerful and inspirational than mere words (such as those in this sentence). So it goes with photographs and illustrations, which often make for the best storytelling. Books with pictures can help foster the environmentalist in the child, and inspire childlike wonder in the environmentalist. Turn That Kid into an Earth First!er Fighting for the Forestby Gloria Rand, illustrated by Ted RandHenry Holt and Company, 1999, 32 pages Fighting for the Forest, written by …
Get Grist in Your Inbox
Sherry Bosse is the editorial assistant at Grist.