Karen Romano Young
writer • artist • deep-sea diver • polar explorer •comics creator
My new book ANTARCTICA:
THE MELTING CONTINENT, with
illustrations by Angela Hsieh, was named to Bank Street College of Education's list of Best Books for Children AND is aNational Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2023!
Protecting the Ocean's Top Predators
Who's watching out for -- and watching over -- sharks?
Protecting sharks -- spectacular, ancient, diverse, and much-maligned keystone species -- motivates the scientists and citizens who overcome fear and learned prejudice to discover the secrets of shark life.
Brand new from Twenty-First Century Nonfiction!
a Junior Library Guild selection
Connecticut Book Award
Nonfiction ages 12-18
"This book reveals why sharks don’t deserve their bad reputation. . . an engaging, well-researched book about a much maligned species of fish that deserves our protection." -- Booklist, July 1, 2018
"A remarkably thorough tour of the world of sharks and marine scientists' efforts to educate the public about our ocean's apex predators . . . Projects like SharkCam robots, fully mapping the shark genome, and citizen-driven tagging initiatives not only ground readers in real efforts that are happening right now to address the harm humans are doing, but also propel readers forward by showing how much remains unknown about these powerful creatures.
-- Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2018
" VERDICT: A must-purchase for libraries with fans of Shark Week. "
-- School Library Journal, August 1, 2018