On this blistering day in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave in NY, deeply held secrets of the past are disclosed to Coral, breaking open the shell of her cloistered upper class Manhattan reality, to reveal the mysterious truth of her mother Sophia's disappearance so many years ago, dissolving into time as if it were only yesterday. A gift, neatly wrapped, at her doorstep becomes the first clue in an unfolding breathtaking global adventure transporting Coral to find her new teammates in some of the more remote corners of the world to fulfill her destiny. As 'pathfinder', Coral's quest to find the others, will lead her to experience colorful cultural settings, perils and opportunities for inspiration all over the world.
Coral is full of brilliance and courage and she instinctively understands that the Ecomasters hold the key to the future of humankind on our planet, but, she does not always know how to engage with her peers and has very limited travel experience, resulting in a number of lighthearted blunders and cultural snafus along the way. The challenges faced by Coral, Hope, Angoori and Phonepasit are similar to the challenges of every reader. Girls, and boys all over the world today have a deep inner understanding for why they are here, but can use 'real-life' role models who make mistakes and get messy while getting the job done is key!
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In 2002, her dream came true when the UN asked her to write a book about water around the world, Every Body Counts and Every Drop Matters. Soon after, she received a call from UNICEF, asking her to develop an online interactive online game called Water Alert! for kids. Since that time, Donna has been a champion of the rights and participation of child and young people in the environment sector for more than 25 years. She was a Program Advisor for UNICEF in Water, Environment and Sanitation as well as Climate Change for 10 years and is the Founder of Earth Child Institute (ECI), an international NGO working with young leaders in more than sixty countries. ECI serves with Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Committee and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In the private sector, Ms Goodman's work has been published by McGraw-Hill, Turner Broadcasting for Cartoon Network and MTV through production of a documentary special program entitled 'Water for Life' featuring Jay-Z. Eager to reach more girls in more countries, Donna accepted a position as Global Program Director of Swarovski Waterschool, Swarovski's cornerstone community development program bringing water education and stewardship to schools on the major great rivers of the world, including the Amazon; Danube; Ganges; Yangtze; Mekong; Nile; and Mississippi. Finally serving as Executive Producer for a documentary film, entitled Waterschool, now available on Netflix,
Feeling an urgency fueled by our rapidly changing world, Donna sought to reach more kids in the most fun and stimulating ways. This was the spark of the idea for a series of action-adventure middle-grade novels intended to inspire young readers to awaken their unique talents, within a global thrill of magic and miracles hidden in every form of life on Earth. Noting that most popular magical, action/adventure series are led by boys, Donna was inspired to create young female leaders From US to Malawi to Laos to India and to Brazil... all in book one, to forge a path of curiosity, courage to care and skills to take action!
Donna first introduced ECOMASTERS to the world, in a blog post through her role as 'Moderator' for the North American Association of Environmental Educators, K-12 group; and as Keynote speaker to the 2019 International Conference for Education for Sustainability in Delhi, India. Most recently, 5 June 2020, World Environment Day, she unveiled her plan for re-imagining global education in a post COVID-19 world as part of a global webinar organized by the Mobius Foundation.
Luisa started her artistic career as a child, experimenting with all sorts of arts and crafts. Since then, she has always been attracted to colors, shapes, materials, fashion, music, food and any type of creative form.
She achieved her Bachelor's Degree in Milan at IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, with a degree in Illustration and Animation and moved to New York in 2015, to specialize in Graphic Design at Parsons - The New School of Design.
For the past three years she has been working as an art director for an american advertising agency, travelling back and forth between Milan and New York.