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Pre-Order Elisa Boxer's ONE TURTLE'S LAST STRAW

Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with Maine author Elisa Boxer in support of her forthcoming picture book, One Turtle's Last Straw. All copies will be signed by the author and can be personalized - make sure to include your request in the checkout section! As a special gift, pre-orders from Print will also include an exclusive print based on an illustration from the book!

The inspiring true story of how one small turtle and kids all over the country sparked an environmental movement. Based on the viral video that created awareness of the harm caused by plastic straws, this heart-wrenching story is a perfect tool for teaching children about sustainability.

Slurp! A boy finishes his drink and tosses it in the trash, straw and all. He moves on without another thought....
In the waters off of Costa Rica, scientists spot an endangered sea turtle and pull him aboard to study him. But he has something stuck in his nose. A barnacle? A stick?'s a plastic straw!
This heroic story of one turtle's rescue reminds us that even the smallest straw can hurt our ocean life--and that the smallest demand for change can grow into something big!

Elisa Boxer is a Maine-based, Emmy-winning journalist and columnist whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Inc. magazine, and Fast Company. She has reported for newspapers, magazines and TV stations, and has a passion for telling stories about people finding the courage to create change. Her first picture book, The Voice That Won the Vote, released in 2020 to coincide with the suffrage centennialHer second book, A Seat at the Table: The Nancy Pelosi Story, features an interview with the House Speaker herself. Elisa has several more inspirational nonfiction picture books on the way with Sleeping Bear Press, Crown/Penguin Random House, and Abrams. To learn more about her, please go to:

Limited edition, custom prints by Marta Alvarez Miguens, based on an illustration from the book. Each print is 5x7, suitable for framing.

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ISBN: 9780593372463
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022