It’s been 44 days since oil began spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil has washed ashore in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama – and Florida is just a few days away. It’s nearly impossible to avoid the heartbreaking images of oil-covered pelicans and oily shores. If you are looking for a book that will help you explain this disaster to your children, I would recommend one of these three books about the Exon Valdez Oil Spill. For children ages 5 and over, they are perfect: informative rather than frightening and inspiring rather than hopeless.
Oil Spill! by Melvin Berger
Sea Otter Rescue: The Aftermath of an Oil Spill by Roland Smith
Prince William by Gloria Rand