Academic journal article Language Arts

Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles

Academic journal article Language Arts

Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles

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Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles Written by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by Meilo So Chronicle, 2016, unpaged, ISBN 978-1-4521-1241-1

When Viv moves to a southern coastal town, her new teacher invites her class to engage in a community action project. Their first step: "Find a problem to solve (use your eyes, ask questions)." With this challenge in mind, Viv explores her new surroundings. She encounters a classmate who introduces her to very special town residents-baby loggerhead sea turtles. Viv learns these babies are endangered; they become confused by the lights of vacation homes lining the shore, crawling away from rather than toward the ocean. Project "Lights Out for Loggerheads" is launched, and Viv's class canvases the town, sharing information about protecting the baby turtles. …

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