Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong’s Work for Sustainable Farming

Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean tells its story through the memories of a farm boy who, inspired by Pu Zhelong, became a scientist himself. The narrator is a composite of people Pu Zhelong influenced in his work. With further context from Melanie Chan’s historically precise watercolors, this story will immerse young readers in Chinese […]

Galápagos Girl / Galapagueña

For Valentina, living on the Galápagos islands means spending her days outside, observing the natural world around her. She greets sea lions splashing on the shore, scampers over lava rocks with Sally-lightfoot crabs, and swims with manta rays. She is a Galápagos girl, and there is no other place she’d rather be! But this wondrous […]

5 Chinese “Artivists” That Took on China’s Air Pollution

With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities’ appalling air pollution It’s easy to see why: at the end of 2016, an area of China larger than Spain and Portugal put together was trapped under a cloud of smog […]

Praying for Blue Skies: Artistic Representations of Air Pollution in China

This article examines how artists have engaged with the issue of air pollution in Beijing, where poor air quality has become a serious public health matter. Artists have utilized various mediums including performance art, photography, and painting to represent smog. Through generating media and online attention this work has contributed to a relatively vibrant “green […]

Secrets of the Earth Manga

This is a manga comic developed by Japanese 6th grader Aika Tsubota and published by Save the Sea Committee in 1991. Aika created this comic in response to a prompt from her teacher to convey information about environmental issues in a format that first graders could understand. This comic has now been translated into multiple […]

Marshmallow and Jordan

Jordan’s days as star player for her school’s basketball team ended when an accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. Now, she’s still the team captain, but her competition days seem to be behind her…until an encounter with a mysterious elephant, who she names Marshmallow, helps Jordan discover a brand new sport. Will water […]

Is It A Mermaid?

When Benjie and Bel find a strange creature on a tropical beach they know it’s a dugong. But the dugong insists she is a beautiful mermaid and to prove it, she shows them her mermaid’s tail and sings them a mermaid song. The children aren’t convinced but they play with their new friend all the […]

Just a Little Mynah

Little Mynah wishes she was not so ordinary. But when her friend, the magnificent Heron, gets into trouble she flies into action and discovers that even ordinary little birds can do extraordinary things. This is the first multilingual picture book in a series to be published by Epigram Books that introduces preschoolers and early primary […]

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story

Dayeon (pronounced dah-yeon) wants to be a haenyeo just like Grandma. The haenyeo dive off the coast of Jeju Island to pluck treasures from the sea–generations of Korean women have done so for centuries. To Dayeon, the haenyeo are as strong and graceful as mermaids. To give her strength, Dayeon eats Grandma’s abalone porridge. She […]

‘Ohana Means Family

Join the family, or ohana, as they farm taro for poi to prepare for a traditional luau celebration with a poetic text in the style of The House That Jack Built. The light-filled, dramatic illustrations of this book pair exquisitely with the text to celebrate Hawai’ian land and culture. Author: Ilima Loomis Illustrator: Kenard Pak Author […]