- Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2023
- Commended, OLA Best Bets: Honourable Mention, 2022
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2022
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443182607 Hardcover
32 Pages | 9" x 9" | Ages 6 to 10
Meet David Suzuki: scientist, television host and environmental activist!
Boyhood fishing trips gave David Suzuki an early appreciation for the natural world — but his childhood was far from idyllic. His family lost everything when the Canadian government’s racist measures forced them into a Japanese internment camp. But David went on to become a scientist and professor. As host of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, he was among the first to raise the alarm on how human behaviour endangers life on Earth.
And to this day, David continues in the fight to save our planet.
The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.
Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of David Suzuki couples simple yet compelling writing with comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!
Praise for the Scholastic Canada Biography Series:
“ . . . Meet Chris Hadfield delves a little deeper and gives children the anecdotes that will be most relevant to them. It’s about dreaming and working hard and having fun while engaging with others about your passion.” (Meet Chris Hadfield) — Canlit for LittleCanadians
“Elizabeth MacLeod has written an outstanding book. The language is flowing and exciting, and there are speech and thought bubbles that add humour and break up the text making the information easier to absorb . . . The illustrations by Mike Deas are as strong and beautiful as the story. ” 5/5 stars (Meet Elsie MacGill) — CM:Canadian Review of Materials