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William Hornaday admired the American bison. He wanted every American to see the beautiful animal that was once plentiful across the Great Plains. But in 1886 he made a shocking prediction. Unless something changed quickly, bison would disappear from America forever. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story to learn how William and other activists brought the bison back from the brink. Then, learn more about bison and other animals in danger.

 
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF062030, JNF062000, JNF000000
Genre Graphic Novel, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2022
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Saving Animals from the Brink
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
ISBN 9781636910512
Title Format Paperback
Dewey 599.64'3
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Lexile Reading Level 610
AR Quiz Number 512301
Author Tim Cooke
Illustrator Alessandro Valdrighi
 

SLJ Review of Saving Animals from the Brink

A new take on science comics that feature groups of conservationists and activists working to help save animals from extinction. This series is tied together with the shared thread of animals at risk and their connection to the creation of the Endangered Species Act. Each title addresses the critical importance of the selected species, using key terms like “apex predator” and “keystone species” to impress the importance of the animals upon readers. While the work done by the conservationists is inspirational, there is some dancing around issues, as each narrative begins at the onset of colonialism or expansionism without really addressing the issue in a decolonized way. Also, A Chemical Nightmare leaves out the major factor in DDT’s removal–Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and its public impact, which was inspired by Charles Broley’s research. VERDICT: Using science comics and simplified narratives, this series aims to discuss topical issues of extinction and conservation with reluctant readers.

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