Young ocean lovers and environmentally conscious readers will be drawn in to the myriad ways that plastic impacts the area that was studied. The details of the journey cover the scientific method, food chains, photosynthesis, and many other concepts that relate to science lessons in all grade levels. The social aspect of man's impact on the environment is readily evident, but the book also includes practical ideas for cutting down on plastic usage or raising awareness. There is a list of books and websites for further reading and a useful glossary and index are provided. This would make a good addition to any school library.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. The book will be published April 1, 2014.
Until then, you can check out the websites for the books creators - Annie Crawley and Patricia Newman. Or, you might want to watch the trailer for a glimpse into the world of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.