Earth Day on April 22 began in 1970 as a way to bring attention to the growing environmental movement. Since then, 193 countries join in yearly to bring people together to discuss our blue planet and its future.
One important aspect of Earth Day is educating kids about the importance of taking care of the planet. In that spirit, we offer these Mims House Books for you to share with kids this year.
American Environmentalist - Hugh Bennett
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the U.S. experienced an environmental disaster, the Dust Bowl. No rainfall and poor farming practices meant huge dust storms covered the Midwest. But one man, Hugh Bennett, knew what to do. He's studied soil for decades, even helping Cuba reclaim its farmlands from poor sugar cane agriculture. But even Hugh needed help.