Force of Nature: A Novel of Rachel Carson

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From a young age, Rachel loved exploring nature through science books and nature adventures. But as she grew older, Rachel couldn’t stay quiet when she saw threats to the natural world she loved. Even though many people discouraged girls from pursuing science or using their voices, Rachel boldly challenged them. We loved seeing her courageously share her eye-opening research about the harmful effects of pesticides. Her book was super important in sparking the environmental movement.

In Force of Change: A Novel of Rachel Carson, author Ann E. Burg’s poetic writing style transports you into Rachel’s curious mind. Rachel’s mission is to protect “all the creatures of the world.” It surprised us that this book was written all in poems, but we liked it immediately. Rachel is always looking at nature, and that’s what makes it such a good book. The poems are vivid, and sometimes sad, like when her brother comes home from the war. But I love to see how Rachel takes field notes and carefully observes the world around her. This was a great way to get to know Rachel Carson and her drive to help nature.

Mom note: a perfect read for Charlotte Mason-style homeschool.

Author Ann E Burg, Sophie Blackall
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Publish Date 05-Mar-2024
ISBN 9781338883381
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Issue March 2024
Category Tweens