"Vibrant...an ideal starting point for further learning." --School
Library Journal "A lively portrayal of Douglas as a remarkable
individual and a significant environmental activist." --Booklist
From acclaimed children's book biographer Sandra Neil Wallace comes
the inspiring and little-known story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas,
the remarkable journalist who saved the Florida Everglades from
development and ruin. Marjory Stoneman Douglas didn't intend to
write about the Everglades but when she returned to Florida from
World War I, she hardly recognized the place that was her home. The
Florida that Marjory knew was rapidly disappearing--the rare
orchids, magnificent birds, and massive trees disappearing with it.
Marjory couldn't sit back and watch her home be destroyed--she had
to do something. Thanks to Marjory, a part of the Everglades became
a national park and the first park not created for sightseeing, but
for the benefit of animals and plants. Without Marjory, the part of
her home that she loved so much would have been destroyed instead
of the protected wildlife reserve it has become today.
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