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“An excellent addition to children’s nonfiction collections, and sure to be a great highlight of Hispanic Heritage Month biography collections.”
School Library Journal

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.

Primary ISBN: 9781580895811

Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

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Setting: Mexico, United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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