What would we learn if we could interview a whale? Is diversity as advantageous in a social community as it is in a coral reef? How does our environment affect us, and how do we affect our environment? These questions are both age-old and urgent, and in this collection, ninth- and tenth-grade authors from John O’Connell High School in San Francisco set out to answer them. From how their neighborhoods are changing to what it’s like to live in a drought, these young authors share their views and experiences as they investigate the way ecosystems work — and their answers hold insights everyone should read.
Inside this book you’ll also find recourses for teachers, including a curriculum guide aligned with current Biology and English content standards, plus loads of inspiration for any writer, environmentalist, or educator.