Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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Extraordinary environments endure through the efforts of conservationists such as Marjory Stoneman Douglas. In this engaging biography, readers will learn about Douglas's childhood in Massachusetts, her family life and college days at Wellesley College, and her marriage to newspaper editor Kenneth Douglas. Douglas's move to Florida began her writing career as a journalist at the Miami Herald and later as a freelance writer. It also introduced her to the Everglades, which would become her favorite place and the subject of her first book, The Everglades: River of Grass. Readers will learn about Douglas's efforts to save the Everglades from pollution, degradation, and development, including establishing the Friends of the Everglades. Douglas was named Conservationist of the Year two times on her way to earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom and being enshrined in the National Women's Hall of Fame. Today, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award is awarded to people who fight to protect America's National Parks.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies
Copyright 2014
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages
Season 2020-12-01
Item No
ISBN 9781624030932
Title Format Reinforced Hardcover
Dewey 508.092
Graphics
Dimensions
Lexile 670
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
 

Author: Joanne Mattern

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