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Climate Change

When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

storm clouds, twister, and lightning
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Winchester
Author's First Name: 
Simon
Publisher: 
Penguin (Viking)
Publication Month: 
Jan
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Hurricanes, typhoons, and tornadoes--disastrous weather explained by the author of When the Earth Shakes. Graceful writing and stunning photographs combine for an inviting introduction to superstorms.(10-14. K. Isaacs)

THE DROWNED CITIES

The Drowned Cities
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bacigalupi
Author's First Name: 
Paolo
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2012

A boy, girl, and fierce half-man struggle against child soldiers in this companion to Shipbreaker featuring political chaos and the repercussions of global warming. Their hellish war-torn jungle surrounds former Washington, DC.

SHIP BREAKER

SHIP BREAKER
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bacigalupi
Author's First Name: 
Paolo
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2010

In a harsh dystopia, Nailer receives an unexpected chance for adventure when he gambles his life to rescue a shipwrecked girl.  Believable characters inhabit an intriguing world of superstition, violence, and risk.

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