The Call of Antarctica
Exploring and Protecting Earth's Coldest Continent
Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest, driest, and most remote part of the world. It’s the world’s largest polar dessert. Antarctica is a true wilderness.
Author Leilani Raashida Henry, daughter of George W. Gibbs, Jr., the first person of African descent to go to Antarctica, recounts her father’s expedition while educating readers on the incredible geography, biodiversity, and history of the continent. Using diary entries from Gibbs’ expedition, The Call of Antarctica takes readers on a journey to the rugged Antarctic landscape to learn its history, its present, and the importance of protecting its future.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Science, Young Adult|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||YAN050090, YAN050080, YAN025080|
|Dimensions||6 x 9|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents|
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
“Older middle grade and young adult readers will find this to be a highly informative nonfiction text that will help both with research projects and with building a stronger understanding of the continent of Antarctica and its important role throughout human history.” —Children’s Literature
“The lure and danger of Antarctica is vividly captured . . . Readers will discover a unique continent in need of preservation in this appealing, well-researched book.”—Booklist
“Antarctica is undeniably cool, and this volume makes sure we know it.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Leilani Raashida Henry
Leilani Raashida Henry is a facilitator/trainer, business coach, and education designer based near Denver, Colorado. She produces and hosts a radio show for the Connection program at KGNU, an independent community radio.