Straws slip into the oceans, foods go bad before we get a chance to eat them, and all that food packaging is filling the world with garbage. What a waste! But there's a way to help. Be a waste warrior to put a stop to food waste and join the battle to save Earth! Honest text introduces some of Earth's biggest waste problems, while helpful solutions provide a way for readers to combat the issues. A final eco-activity pairs simple steps with illustrations to give waste warriors a hands-on activity to fight food waste.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Series||Be a Waste Warrior!|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|ISBN||9781647476977, 9781647477110, 9781647478285|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Lexile Reading Level||910|
Arlington ISD Review of Food Warrior: Going Green
This title is part of the six book “Going Green” series. It is a good resource for students who want to learn what they can do to help take care of the planet and address pollution and climate change. The focus is on “The Six Rs”: Refuse (e.g., straws), Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, and Rot (an introduction to composting). The author does not mince words, but lets readers know the seriousness of our situation. However, she also gives plenty of suggestions for actions students can take to make a difference. The accompanying “Fact Surfer” web page allows students to research a little more.
SLJ Review of Be a Waste Warrior!
Adding on three additional Rs to the ubiquitous green phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle,” the new six Rs (refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, rot) express the impact everyday actions can have on the environment. The discussions one would expect are addressed such as single-use plastics, plastic bottles, composting, and biodegradable materials, but they are expanded upon and explained in greater detail. The books in this series shine a light on carbon offsetting, electronic waste, and material science as they relate to environmentalism. There is a refreshing offering of actions and swaps from washable menstrual pads to school-housed worm compost bins. Kids might not be able to have buying power for food selection or the ability to choose soaps/cleaners, but they can do classroom activities to make a difference. VERDICT Readers are encouraged to take action and be mindful about the choices they make from buying a toothbrush to washing their hair.
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