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An Inconvenient Truth for Kids

Best-seller now available in kid-friendly version

By Aaron Broder | April 13 , 2007
Scholastic Kid Reporter Aaron Broder poses with Vice President Al Gore, author of An Inconvenient Truth. (Photo: Courtesy Aaron Broder)
Scholastic Kid Reporter Aaron Broder poses with Vice President Al Gore, author of An Inconvenient Truth. (Photo: Courtesy Aaron Broder)

The ice caps at the North and South poles are melting, causing a gradual increase in the sea level. Last summer was one of the hottest on record. The number of hurricanes and tornadoes has been gradually increasing. What is the cause of all this unusual global activity? Two words: global warming.

Global warming is the subject of a new book for kids based on a best-seller for adults. An Inconvenient Truth has been adapted for kids ages 8–12 (Viking Children’s, April 10, 2007, 92 pages).

Author Al Gore recently won an Oscar for the documentary version of An Inconvenient Truth. The former Vice President began spreading his message about global warming with a slide show that he presented to audiences around the world.

Last summer, a movie version was released in theaters worldwide. It received rave reviews and several prestigious awards.

Published alongside the movie was a companion book of the same name. This newest version has been “adapted for a new generation,” says the publisher.

Though it may not read like Harry Potter, An Inconvenient Truth has an important message relevant to today’s society. With more than a hundred pictures, the book not only explains what global warming is doing to the world, it also shows readers the effects.

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(Photo: Courtesy Penguin Young Readers Group)

Scientists have proven that global warming is a problem that must be dealt before it gets even worse. For those unclear of the concept and its effects, An Inconvenient Truth is a great book. It explains in simple terms exactly what global warming is, what will happen if it gets out of hand, and what we can do to stop it.

Though it may seem uninteresting at times, this is a subject we must all learn about. The children’s version of An Inconvenient Truth is an entertaining and informative way to bring any reader up to speed on global warming.

An Interview with Lawrence Bender

Kid Reporter Aaron Broder talks to Lawrence Bender, producer of the documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

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About the Author

Aaron Broder is a member of the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.

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