Hundreds of Kids Get Eco-Books
Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to donate hundreds of books to under-served kids during Salisbury University’s Children’s and Young Adult Literature Festival. The annual festival celebrates environmental literature, connects authors to kids through school visits and presentations, and provides a forum for University teachers-in-training to learn about environmental literature and how to best use it in the classroom.
During the festival, we presented hundreds of books to Andrea Berstler on behalf of the City of Salisbury’s Book Festival, a 2-month series of events inspiring children and adults to read.
This year’s festival gave tribute to SU professor and Green Earth Book Award founder and committee chair Dr. Ernie Bond, who passed away last year. The Nature Generation announced the winners of the 2017 Green Earth Book Award and enjoyed an environmental panel featuring past Green Earth Book Award winning authors Shelley Rotner, Karen Romano Young, and Ali Benjamin. Future grads researched Green Earth Book Award winners and then presented posters on their findings, see below for examples of a few.
Special thanks to the authors who participated, and SU’s Dr. Patty Dean, Shanetia Clarke, and Erin Stutelberg and Laura Marasco for helping us reach the next generation of environmental stewards by participating on our panels and helping us select amazing books!