Friday, October 3, 2008

Generation Green

Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life written by Linda and Tosh Sivertsen is a must-read for all teens and parents. Non-fiction is typically informative, but not a whole lot of fun to read. The authors, a mother and son team, made the text full of information and interesting.

Filled with facts about the Earth's state, how to go green easily, what steps to take to get your family and friends involved, and even how to pursue a green career, this really is a perfect read for us in today's crazy environmentally challenged society. There are tons of simple tips each teen can do to eat, dress, and shop green, as well as interviews with teens already involved in making the world a better place.

My favorite part of this book is the manner in which the author's present their material and allow us readers to realize these steps can really become a natural part of our day. Take online shopping for example. Did you know shopping online is a way you can make your life greener? It really doesn't take a whole lot of effort to make green living a way of life.

I loved this book and really do think it's a must-read, thus it's my nomination for a Cybil award in the Middle Grade/Young Adult Non-Fiction category. Make sure you head over to the Cybils blog and nominate your own titles, then go here and tell me what you nominated for a chance to win a signed book.

If you want to learn more about Generation Green or you would like to purchase it for your home or library, just click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

1 comment:

Josette said...

Cool book! Oh, I love online shopping but I still enjoy visiting the real mall.

This sounds like a great book for everyone. The world is getting more polluted by the day and we need to do our part in making the world a pleasant place to live in. I'll definitely look out for this book.

Thanks for the review!