Moonbird by Phillip Hoose

Today's featured review comes from Richie Partington, a Round 2 judge for MG/YA Nonfiction, faculty at San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science, and blogger at Richie's Picks. At his site, he writes detailed reviews of recent and upcoming books for children and young adults. Fun fact: he once had dinner with J.K. Rowling!

MoonbirdOne of the books he reviewed was Cybils NFMGYA finalist Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95, by Phillip Hoose. It's the astounding story of a shorebird, banded B95, who has survived for nearly twenty years while his species begins to dwindle around him. Richie describes the importance of this story in his review:

Phillip Hoose shows how –
for a particular species of endangered shorebird – the struggle is on
across two continents between the man-made forces that are contributing
to the threat of extinction and those citizens and leaders who hope to
counter those forces and save this species.

Click here to read the full review.