Mario and the Hole in the Sky
Written by Elizabeth Rusch
Illustrated by Teresa Martinez
Published by Charlesbridge
Mexican American Mario Molina is a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s. Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. As a young man in California, he discovered that CFCs, used in millions of refrigerators and spray cans, were tearing a hole in the earth’s protective ozone layer. Mario knew the world had to be warned—and quickly. Today Mario is a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His inspiring story gives hope in the fight against global warming.
Look for the Spanish version, Mario y el agujero en el cielo.
Primary ISBN: 9781580895811
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Mexican/Mexican American
Themes: Celebrations, Genre: Historical, STEM
Setting: Mexico, United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
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