Nature’s Best Hope: How You Can Save the World in Your Own Yard
by Douglas W. Tallamy, adapted by Sarah L. Thomson
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Douglas Tallamy presents some compelling evidence that the world is struggling because of human overpopulation and its sprawling, destructive consequences. He makes the case that things could be improved for all species if we were all to convert at least some of our lawns into native habitat, supporting all of the creatures (insects, birds, animals) and encouraging them to make their homes among us. This is different from efforts to “save” individual threatened species from extinction, as it creates pockets and corridors of habitat that can help multiple species – because we are all interconnected. This young readers’ edition is adapted for teens and kids and makes its case succinctly! Young naturalists will want to do what they can to help bring back the wild. For tweens and teens.
Reviewed by YA Librarian