Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

Version: Unabridged
Author: Paul Fleischman
Narrator: Tom Parks
Genres: Non-Fiction, Science & Technology, Animals & Nature, Social Science
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Published In: September 2014
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 14 minutes
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What's really going on with the environment?in our own backyards and the wider world? Conflicting information is offered by websites, magazines, and documentaries that blur the line between news and opinion. Not every report is reliable; not every interest group is actually composed of concerned citizens. In this dynamic account, award-winning author Paul Fleischman arms teens with the basic tools to uncover vested interests and falsehoods by vetting sources, following the money, and checking references so that they can make informed decisions about what actions to take in the worldwide battle against climate change, overconsumption, and dwindling resources. Extensive backmatter, including a glossary, bibliography, and index, as well as numerous references to websites, provides further resources.

Author Details

Author Details

Fleischman, Paul

Paul Fleischman grew up in Santa Monica, California in a house with a printing press, a grand piano, a shortwave radio, and his father--children's author Sid Fleischman. Playing recorder in early music consorts led to his books of verbal duets--"I Am Phoenix", "Joyful Noise" (winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal), and "Big Talk". His novels built from monologues include "Bull Run", a 16-character account of the Civil War's first battle, and "Seedfolks"--the chronicle of the first year of a Cleveland community garden. His interest in theater inspired his young adult novels "Mind's Eye, Seek", and "