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Black beach : a community, an oil spill, and the origin of Earth Day  Cover Image Book Book

Black beach : a community, an oil spill, and the origin of Earth Day / by Shaunna and John Stith ; illustrated by Maribel Lechuga.

Stith, Shaunna, (author.). Stith, John, (author.). Lechuga, Maribel, (illustrator.).


In 1969, Union Oil caused an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara that would change the world. Hazardous crude oil flooded the Pacific Ocean, harming wildlife and devastating habitats. But from this ecological disaster sprang a new wave of environmental activism. Based on actual events, Black Beach follows Sam and her classmates as they fight back. Sam initially feels powerless watching her parents and neighbors work to clean up the oil spill. But as her awareness grows, she learns she's not alone in caring for the Earth. The impact of the spill seeps into living rooms and classrooms across the nation. People everywhere are motivated to act, and a movement to protect and celebrate the environment is born. -- From inside cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781499813043
  • ISBN: 149981304X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little Bee Books, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8. Little Bee Books.
Grades 2-3. Little Bee Books.
Subject: Earth Day > Juvenile fiction.
Oil spills > Juvenile fiction.
Environmental protection > Juvenile fiction.
Communities > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 2 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Steelville E STI (Text) 33431000743797 New Easy Reader Checked out 03/30/2023

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