Country pigeon, Able, goes to the city to visit his cousin Rosa. There, Able experiences the pollution of the city for the first time. Horrified, he resolves to do something about it. He and Rosa are on a mission to learn more about pollution and to hold polluters accountable. This inspiring story will illuminate causes of pollution for readers and empower them to take action. This short comic is available to read for free online, making it a perfect resource for in-class exploration! By creating a free account with Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation, educators can also view the teacher’s guide targeted toward 5th grade instruction!
Authors: Andy Hirsch & The Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation
Andy Hirsch is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Dallas, Texas. Their current projects include several entries in the totally great Science Comics line from First Second Books, including Dogs (2017), Trees (2018), and Cats (2019). They’re the co-creator of The Baker Street Peculiars, illustrator of the graphic novel The Royal Historian of Oz (a 2013 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens), and contributor to the Garfield, Regular Show, and Adventure Time ongoing comic book series. Their first solo graphic novel, Varmints, was released in 2016.
The Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation, a nonprofit public-private partnership, is committed to environmental education. They help all people, especially young people, strengthen their environmental literacy and make choices and decisions every day to create a healthy, sustainable environment… that is, to THINK EARTH.