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A Story About Plastic and the Planet

40 pages
Paw Prints Publishing
Learn the harm single-use plastics can cause in this insightful children's picture book about a sandwich wrapper and its surprising journey. After Marina throws away the plastic wrapper on her sandwich, the plastic goes on a journey to disturb a series of sea creatures before, later, washing up on a beach where Marina and her family are playing. This experience is Marina's introduction to the harmfulness of single-use plastics, lighting a spark within her to learn more and do more to help the planet. At once educational and engaging, Marina by award-winning author Jesse Byrd aims to open kids' eyes to how single-use plastics affect the earth while answering questions like, "What could happen to trash after I toss it on the ground?", "How much plastic is in our oceans?", and "How does plastic affect ocean life negatively?" Includes backmatter about the book's topic.
Author Bio
Jesse Byrd is an international award-winning children's book author and the youngest NPR Board member. At 6'8", Jesse pivoted from playing basketball at UCSB to pursue his passion for storytelling. After working at Google in Silicon Valley and later EY in Dubai as Director of Communications for Middle East and North Africa, Jesse turned all of his energy toward his deepest love: making stories for youth and families with a focus on supporting diverse creators and #own voices material. He's written six children's books and helped produce over 40 others as an editor, art director, and publishing consultant. Jesse is based in Los Angeles, CA.