Microplastics and Me

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An inspiring first-person account of a contemporary middle school girl tackling a global environmental problem through engineering.

Microplastics—the broken down byproduct of plastic items we toss out every day—are choking our oceans. But middle-schooler Anna Du is on the case! Now a top science fair winner, Anna shares her account of how she went from worrying about the environment to designing award-winning solutions. Writing for kids her own age, Anna alerts her readers to the threat of microplastics pollution and urges them to care about the environment. She leads them through the frustrating-yet-rewarding process of design, engineering, and invention. This book could inspire a generation of inventors and engineers!


Author: Anna Du
Age Range : 9-12
Grades: 3-6
SKU: N/A Category: Product ID: 16254

Book Details:

  • ISBN: 9781943431502 
  • Genre: Children's Nonfiction: Science & Nature/Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Page Count: 32
  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Grades: 3-6
  • Pub Date: 01/02/2020


Anna Du is a middle school student in Massachusetts. Her interest in saving the ocean from plastics pollution helped her place first in her state science and engineering fair, become a nationally recognized Broadcom MASTERS semifinalist, and win scholarships. Her success has been documented in newspapers, magazines, and national television programs.

“[…] More than just another educational survey of conservation issues, this proactive, ‘can do’ model for conservation activism is essential reading for elementary to middle grade learners also concerned about environmental degradation. The first thing to note about Microplastics and Me is that it’s narrated in the first person by the young author and includes a wealth of colorful photographs capturing not just issues, but her love of collecting sea glass on the beach in the lovely environment of the New England shoreline.
[…]Microplastics and Me is a highly recommended, unique standout in the world of children’s conservation writing. Its young author’s enthusiasm, research, and concrete science fair tips are extraordinarily helpful and hopeful for fellow would-be young conservationists.”
– Midwest Book Review 
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