Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
Author/Illustrator: Claire A. Nivola
Publisher: Frances Foster Books, Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Year: 2012
Brief Summary: The story of Sylvia Earle’s childhood love for adventure and how her curiosity led her to a life of ocean exploration and environmentalism.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Booklist Book Review Stars , Feb. 15, 2012 ; American Library Association
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2012 ; American Library Association
- Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth, 2012 ; American Library Association
- Booklist Top 10 Books on Sustainability for Youth, 2013 ; American Library Association
- Booklist Top 10 Science and Health Books for Youth, 2012 ; American Library Association
- Choices, 2013 ; Cooperative Children’s Book Center
- Kirkus Book Review Stars, January 1, 2012
- Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, January 30, 2012 ; Cahners
- School Library Journal Best Books, 2012
- School Library Journal Book Review Stars, February 2012 ; Cahners
- Washington Post Best Kid’s Books, 2012 ; The Washington Post
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Science: What does an oceanographer do?
- Why do you think Sylvia wants everyone to spend at least one day in deep ocean?
- What are some ways humans are affecting the ocean? What are some ways the ocean can become damaged, and what can we do to help? Have students make posters with key facts and ways we can help.
- What are some other ways we damage the environment? What can we do to change this?
- Discuss some of Sylvia’s accomplishments and make a timeline.
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. Extended author’s note and bibliography in the back.
Accessed at: Capilano Library