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  • Writer's pictureAimee Satterlee

Great Carrier Reef

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

It's time to dive into summer and a STEM NF book perfect for those trips to the beach and ocean units of study. GREAT CARRIER REEF by debut author Jessica Stremer and illustrator Gordy Wright publishes from Holiday House tomorrow (July 4, 2023) as part of their "Books for a Better Earth!"

"Discover the incredible story of the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany—the Mighty O—as it gets stripped down to a steel shell for a new life below the waves. After 25 years of service, launching more aircraft than any other carrier of its time, the ship found a new mission as the world's largest artificial reef."

GREAT CARRIER REEF touches on themes of climate change, ecology, and conservation as well as science and nature. Extensive back matter includes the Mighty O’s history, the diseases eating away at the world’s natural reef systems, and the role artificial reefs play under the sea.

GREAT CARRIER REEF is also a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection!

And now, check out this perfect BOOK + GIFT coral combo!

Watch your own coral grow as you read about the USS Oriskany's transformation from aircraft carrier to the world's largest artificial reef.

GREAT CARRIER REEF by Jessica Stremer and Gordy Wright



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