Groundwood Books

What Milly Did: The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling

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Milly Zantow wanted to solve the problem of her town’s full landfill and ended up creating a global recycling standard — the system of numbers you see inside the little triangle on plastics. This is the inspiring story of how she mobilized her community, creating sweeping change to help the environment.

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1090L
What Milly Did: The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling

When the Slave Esperanza Garcia Wrote a Letter

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In 1770, the slave Esperança Garcia bravely penned a letter to the governor of Piauí state, in Brazil, describing how she and her children were being mistreated and requesting permission to return to the farm where the rest of her family was living. Before she wrote her letter, Esperança Garcia lived on a cotton farm run by Jesuit priests, where she learned to read and write — a rare opportunity for a woman, especially a slave.

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When the Slave Esperanza Garcia Wrote a Letter

Kids of Kabul

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Since its publication in 2000, hundreds of thousands of children all over the world have read and loved The Breadwinner. By reading the story of eleven-year-old Parvana and her struggles living under the terror of the Taliban, young readers came to know the plight of children in Afghanistan.

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800L
Kids of Kabul