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  • Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet

    Elizabeth Rusch, Teresa Martinez

    Paperback (Charlesbridge, Oct. 11, 2022)
    The true story of how a scientist saved the planet from environmental disaster.Mexican American Mario Molina is a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s. Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. As a young man in California, he discovered that CFCs, used in millions of refrigerators and spray cans, were tearing a hole in the earth's protective ozone layer. Mario knew the world had to be warned--and quickly. Today Mario is a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His inspiring story gives hope in fighting the ongoing climate crisis.
  • SumoKitty

    David Biedrzycki

    Paperback (Charlesbridge, Oct. 11, 2022)
    Watch out, mice! This cat is a sumo champion!A stray kitty gets a job in a sumo stable, chasing mice in exchange for food. But when eating like a sumo wrestler slows our feline hero down, he realizes he must train like a wrestler, too. Through hard work and perseverance (and with a little help from a big buddy), SumoKitty is born! A funny and heartwarming story inspired by the Japanese saying "Fall down seven times, stand up eight."