Fall 2021

The Call of Antarctica

Exploring and Protecting Earth's Coldest Continent

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

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.

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-6095-6
$27.99
978-1-7284-0160-7
$41.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, Science
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2021-10-05
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS YAN050080, YAN025080, YAN050090
Dewey 919.89
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1100
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“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.