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A Conversation with Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch

SB&F editor, Heather Malcomson, talks with Lynne Cherry and Gary Brabout about their SB&F Prize winning science book How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming.

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About the authors

Lynne Cherry is the author and/or illustrator of over thirty award-winning books for children that teach respect for the earth and inspire conservation. Three of her books—The Great Kapok Tree, How Groundhog’s Garden Grew and The Shaman’s Apprentice were selected as the Best Classic Garden Books of the Century by the American Horticultural Society and Junior Master Gardeners.

Lynne Cherry earned a Masters in History at Yale in order to research A River Ran Wild which has inspired kids to study and clean up their local watersheds. Lynne has been artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian, Princeton University, the Marine Biological Lab, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Her books have been inspired by her love of the natural world and they are used widely by educators involved with No Child Left Inside who are using nature to integrate curriculum and make children’s learning relevant. For more info visit 

Gary Braasch is an American environmental photojournalist and writer who has documented natural history and environmental issues since 1975. He has produced photographic assignments for major magazines, including National Geographic, Life, Time, Smithsonian, Scientific American and United Nations publications.  Mr. Braasch has won the Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography from the Sierra Club, has been named Outstanding Nature Photographer by the North American Nature Photography Assn., is honored by the Nikon Corporation as a "Legend Behind the Lens," and is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He is a leading documentarian and educator on climate change, having a popular website and book, Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World (2007).