{"id":2480804692047,"title":"Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet","handle":"mario-and-the-hole-in-the-sky","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/elizabeth-rusch\"\u003eElizabeth Rusch\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/teresa-martinez\"\u003eTeresa Martínez\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWe saved the planet once. We can do it again.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrowing up in Mexico City, Mario Molina was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. 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She writes both fiction and nonfiction in the areas of science, art, sports, waves, jokes, crayons, and mud — anything that catches her fancy. Her children's books include \u003cem\u003eVolcano Rising,\u003c\/em\u003e \u003cem\u003eThe Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity,\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eFor the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart\u003c\/em\u003e. She lives in Portland, Oregon.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/elizabeth-rusch\" title=\"Liz Rusch bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Elizabeth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTeresa Martínez, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTeresa Martínez was born in Mexico. When she was young, she was very shy, and drawing helped her connect with other children at school. When she grew up, she studied graphic design and started illustrating picture books. Now Teresa lives in Puerto Vallarta, drawing for kids as she did during her school days, and that makes her happy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/teresa-martinez\" title=\"Teresa Martinez bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Teresa.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrowing up in Mexico, Mario Molina loved exploring the world around him and performing experiments with his microscope. 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His inspiring story shines a ray of hope on the fight against global warming. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/a-warmer-world\"\u003eA Warmer World\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/mario-y-el-agujero-en-el-cielo\"\u003eMario y el agujero en el cielo: Cómo un químico salvó nuestro planeta\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/whoosh-lonnie-johnsons-super-soaking-stream-of-inventions\"\u003eWhoosh! 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She writes both fiction and nonfiction in the areas of science, art, sports, waves, jokes, crayons, and mud — anything that catches her fancy. Her children's books include \u003cem\u003eVolcano Rising,\u003c\/em\u003e \u003cem\u003eThe Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity,\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eFor the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart\u003c\/em\u003e. She lives in Portland, Oregon.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/elizabeth-rusch\" title=\"Liz Rusch bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Elizabeth.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTeresa Martínez, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTeresa Martínez was born in Mexico. When she was young, she was very shy, and drawing helped her connect with other children at school. When she grew up, she studied graphic design and started illustrating picture books. Now Teresa lives in Puerto Vallarta, drawing for kids as she did during her school days, and that makes her happy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/teresa-martinez\" title=\"Teresa Martinez bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Teresa.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrowing up in Mexico, Mario Molina loved exploring the world around him and performing experiments with his microscope. 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Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet

By: Elizabeth Rusch / Illustrated by: Teresa Martínez

We saved the planet once. We can do it again.

Growing up in Mexico City, Mario Molina was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. As a young man in California in the 1980s, 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 shines a ray of hope on the fight against global warming. 

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Elizabeth Rusch, author

Elizabeth Rusch is an award-winning children's book author and magazine writer. She writes both fiction and nonfiction in the areas of science, art, sports, waves, jokes, crayons, and mud — anything that catches her fancy. Her children's books include Volcano Rising, The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity, and For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Read more about Elizabeth.


Teresa Martínez, illustrator

Teresa Martínez was born in Mexico. When she was young, she was very shy, and drawing helped her connect with other children at school. When she grew up, she studied graphic design and started illustrating picture books. Now Teresa lives in Puerto Vallarta, drawing for kids as she did during her school days, and that makes her happy.

Read more about Teresa.

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Growing up in Mexico, Mario Molina loved exploring the world around him and performing experiments with his microscope. After attending boarding school in Switzerland and receiving his PhD, Molina began work in the United States, where he made a horrific discovery: CFCs, chemicals used in countless everyday items, were damaging the environment by destroying the ozone layer. Despite Molina and his colleague F. Sherwood Rowland’s attempts to publicize this discovery, they were not taken seriously until scientists discovered a huge hole in the ozone above Antarctica. Finally, Molina and Rowland’s hard work led to almost every country agreeing to stop the production of CFCs. Vibrant, imaginative illustrations convey the possibilities of science and the urgency of Molina’s discoveries and depict Molina’s interest from an early age. Both English and Spanish texts flow smoothly. VERDICT An excellent addition to children’s nonfiction collections, and sure to be a great highlight of Hispanic Heritage Month biography collections.

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58089-581-1

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-857-9 EPUB

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Ages: 6-9
Page count: 40
8 1/2 x 11