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Eco-Adventures: Land, Sea and Space


Three authors use fiction and nonfiction to combine an interest in the environment and nature with adventure. Jason Chin takes his audience into the Grand Canyon, Margarita Engle tells the story of two children trying to save a Cuban jungle and Jennifer Swanson shows connections between astronauts and aquanauts.


Panelists
Jason Chin

Jason Chin is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed books "Gravity," "Island: A Story of the Galapagos," "Redwoods" and "Coral Reefs." He also illustrated "Water Is Water" by Miranda Paul. His new book is "Grand Canyon....

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Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is the national Young People's Poet Laureate and the Cuban-American author of many award-winning verse novels and picture books. She also wrote the Pura Belpré Medal-winning verse memoir, "Enchanted Air....

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Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer Swanson is the award-winning author of more than 25 non-fiction books for children. Her passion for science resonates in in all her books but especially, "Brain Games" and "Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up," which was named an NSTA Best STEM book of 2017 and an NSTA Outstanding Trade Book 2017....

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