The Lerner Podcast

Patricia Newman | Live from the 25 ALA Interview

July 26, 2022 Lerner Books Season 1 Episode 60
The Lerner Podcast
Patricia Newman | Live from the 25 ALA Interview
Show Notes

Listen in as Patricia Newman is interviewed in the Live from the 25 podcast booth at ALA. She discusses her excellent environmental justice panel and how her books support her goals of increasing environmental awareness and action in the next generation.

Books discussed include:
Plastic Ahoy
Follow a team of researchers as they explore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected. You'll learn about how scientists studied the Garbage Patch—and what alarming discoveries they made.

A River's Gifts
There's more to a river than meets the eye. The story of the Elwha River in Washington State is one of both environmental harm and restoration involving advocacy, persistence, cooperation, and hope.

Sea Otter Heroes
Marine biologist Brent Hughes discovered a surprising connection between seagrass and sea otters at an estuary in California. Learn about the delicate balance of ecosystems and follow science in action as Brent conducts the research that led to his discovery.

Learn more about Patricia and her books, and find out how to book her for in-person or virtual school visits at

Music credits:
"Farm" Kevin MacLeod (
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