Eyes Wide Open:
Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
by Paul Fleischman
I highly recommend Eyes Wide Open: Going
Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman. This
outstanding book is filled with very important information that
everyone 14 years old and up would greatly benefit from reading.
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
gives an overview of many of the environmental challenges and
empowers the readers to discern the manipulated information that
they are bombarded with.
It is imperative that today’s youth be given the tools they need
to solve the environmental problems that they are going to
inherit. This book is one very important tool for this effort.
The book is filled with valuable information and great
resources. It is put together in an interesting, engaging
format, and is printed on 100% recycled paper.
One of my favorite things about this book is that it helps teens
and readers of all ages gain an understanding about vested
interests. It is incredibly important that people learn to use
discernment in deciphering the headlines and information being
disseminated to sell ideas and
Money talks. Right now too many corrupt people use their money
to send out misinformation and shape our laws. It is time we
look at who is behind the messages that we believe. It’s time
for young adults and everyone who wants to make the world a
better place – to make OUR money talk.
We can make a big difference in the world by supporting the
businesses that take care of the Earth and people.
A major problem with our consuming economy is that the purchase
price of products does not take into account the cost to the
environment and our society. Currently, the taxpayers and
residents pay the price of the polluters and the poverty wage
Choosing products made by a company that does not pollute the
earth, waste our natural resources, and that pays their
employees at least a living wage is an important step in
creating a sustainable world.
When teens choose (and help their families choose) products that
are best for the environment and society, they have the power to
motivate great change.
It is exciting to read a book geared towards high school
students that explores these important topics. I hope Paul
Fleischman continue to write books on the environment to help
empower young people to create a better world. Paul is a
wonderful writer with a great matter-of-fact style that helps
the reader understand important issues without becoming
Paul Fleischman has created a web site for updates as well as
info on classrooms that are reporting their local environmental
Ages 14 and up
Making the World a Better Place
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