When young Viv moves to a new home along the South Carolina coast, she feels disoriented in her new surroundings. However, she soon finds her way at summer school when she and her new classmates are challenged to look for a community problem that needs to be solved.
Viv learns about the approaching nesting season of loggerhead turtles and the obstacles the newly hatched creatures will face as they attempt to follow the moon’s light and make their way to the ocean. She comes up with a plan to mobilize her peers and the community to help the turtles. They launch a campaign, Lights Out for Loggerheads, encouraging all beach home dwellers to turn off their outside lights and close their curtains each night so the turtles will travel toward the ocean rather than toward the electric light.
Informed by the experiences of environmental activist, Philippe Cousteau,this brightly illustrated, informative picture book shows that children can help protect God’s creation and be catalysts for change in the world. Ages 5 and up. (Chronicle Books)