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  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (6/11/24)

  • Length: 48 pages

  • ISBN13: 9781665913942

  • Grades: P - 3

  • Ages: 4 - 8

Educational Guide
(coming soon)

Read my interview with Deborah Kalb about the process for writing and illustrating the book.

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Read my interview with the Dominican Writers Association about my inspiration for the book and consulting with Nicole Hernández Hammer.

"The greatest strength of this book is the simple, straightforward language and clear example of climate justice activism. Multiracial communities are depicted. The text is sparse, but powerful. Highly recommended!" 

- Youth Services Book Review

"As The Seas Rise contains a powerful message about nature, the need for humans to change our ways, and the urgency for action. A useful addition to curricula about this topic, which can be paired with other books about activism." – Booklist

Nicole had seen many sides of nature,
but nature was changing.
The climate was changing.
Bigger storms were brewing,
and she wanted to know why.

As a baby, Nicole survived an earthquake in Guatemala. She grew up in Guatemala’s beautiful jungles. Throughout her life, Nicole witnessed the power and wonder of nature. But she soon realized nature was in trouble. Her own community in Florida was struggling. And everyone needed to become resilient.

In this lyrical biography, readers will meet environmental scientist and climate activist Nicole Hernández Hammer and hear the message she’s spent her career sharing: As we look to the future, we can empower and protect our communities. But that will only be possible if we all work together—including the smallest of us.

Available Now!

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