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Earthly meets up with her friend Fabienne at her family's farm in Port au Prince, Haiti. When a hurricane bears down on Fabienne's home it brings rain to the drought ravaged land but the fierce winds and intense precipitation only do more damage. Former meteorologist Grandma Esther explains why extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and how we can all help by using less energy and being less wasteful. Fabienne and Earthly are inspired to become advocates for action and immediately begin sharing their story with friends around the world.
This book would be a valuable addition to science curriculum about the differences between weather and climate. A class could use their new learning to record and track local weather for the entire school year and examine their data in relation to historical weather patterns in their region.
There is also a strong Social Studies component as the story makes the link between climate change impacts on the most vulnerable human populations like subsistence farmers. Students could compare and contrast children's needs and wants in impoverished countries like Haiti to wealthier countries like Canada and analyze how this relates to carbon emissions.
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