As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial

As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial

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by Derrick Jensen, Stephanie McMillan

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A MORE inconvenient truth.

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A MORE inconvenient truth.

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Gr 10 Up -This simply drawn graphic satire is largely message-driven, but the message is still entertaining and thought-provoking. As the lighthearted lead character shares what governments, corporations, and activists tell individual Americans to do to save the Earth, her cynical counterpart exposes the futility of these simple solutions. The truth is, even if each and every one of us switched to compact fluorescent bulbs and became vegetarians it would only be a drop in the bucket compared to the damage corporate and government policies are doing to the world environment. The "story" that binds these notions together is an upcoming alien invasion and a renegade bunny trying to end animal experimentation. The characters are crudely drawn with bare sets, but this style works in a tale in which the words are carrying so much weight. (The politicians have sharper teeth than the bears.) This book doesna't offer up any real answers to what is clearly portrayed as a frightening state of affairs-it includes an animal uprising. However, it will inflame teensa' passion about the environment and possibly open more eyes.-Jamie Watson, Harford County Public Library, MD

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Seven Stories Press
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6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

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