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You can help by “supporting organizations, including zoos, that are protecting animals in the wild. You can raise funds for them, sponsor animals from them or become a member.” –Start Now!
Start Now! You Can Make a Difference
by Chelsea Clinton
AR Test, Strong Female
What can I do to help save endangered animals? How do I know if my food is healthy? What can I do to stop bullies?
There are so many questions! And so many ways to make a difference. With facts, drawings, action lists, and stories of kids who’ve made a positive change in their world Start Now! answers questions about health, hunger, climate change, endangered species, and bullying.
Each chapter is broken down into small parts that cover an array of topics including historical facts. For example, the book covers early water systems and John Snow’s 1854 discovery of cholera. Each section includes examples of young people making a change in their world. The end of each section includes a bullet-pointed list of ways the reader can help, such as, “you can support tree-planting efforts and even plant trees yourself.”
Act Now’s text is broken up into small sections and includes black and white illustrations. Some of the illustrations are funny, such as dinosaurs playing beach ball. The book also has pictures of the young people who are making an impact. Even though the text is broken into manageable sections, young readers may have difficulty with the advanced vocabulary.
Start Now! gives practical ideas to help readers make an impact in their world. This book will appeal to readers who want to make a difference in their world and will leave them with ways they can make a difference in their community. Even though the book contains good information, the text reads like a history book, which might bore readers. Start Now! would make an excellent book to read with a parent or use as a jumping-off point for research. However, the difficult vocabulary and dry text may make it difficult for young readers to wade through.
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