for Every Turtle Counts by Sara Hoagland Hunter and Susan Spellman
Based on the international rescue effort to save earth's most endangered sea turtles, Every Turtle Counts portrays the plight of the Kemp's ridleys, born on just one beach in Mexico, which strand each year on the north side of Cape Cod. When Mimi discovers a turtle, not moving, not breathing, she, alone, believes it can be saved. Against fearful odds, a girl who has always lived in her own world, proves that turtles, as well as people, should be helped to fulfill their purpose.
"A lovely book that will motivate children to seek the wonder and beauty of the natural world."
--Temple Grandin, author, Animals in Translation
" . . . warm and heartfelt. . . about nurturing all that's good, and about each individual's ability and right to live and grow and succeed."
--Andrew Clements, author of best-selling children's books: Frindle, No Talking, Lunch Money, and Extra Credit