Eyes Wide Open

Genre: Young Adult

Eyes Wide OpenGoing Behind the Environmental Headlines

Performed by:
Tom Parks

What's really going on with the environment—in our own backyards and the wider world? Conflicting information is offered by websites, magazines, and documentaries that blur the line between news and opinion. Not every report is reliable; not every interest group is actually composed of concerned citizens. In this dynamic account, award-winning author Paul Fleischman arms teens with the basic tools to uncover vested interests and falsehoods by vetting sources, following the money, and checking references so that they can make informed decisions about what actions to take in the worldwide battle against climate change, overconsumption, and dwindling resources. Extensive backmatter, including a glossary, bibliography, and index, as well as numerous references to websites, provides further resources.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 3 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, Download, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Author
Paul Fleischman

Biography:
Paul Fleischman has written novels, plays, poetry, and nonfiction. He has received the Newbery Medal, been a finalist for the National Book Award, and was the U.S. nominee for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Narrator
Tom Parks

Biography:
Tom Parks has been involved in recording audiobooks and voice overs for over 30 years and has been involved in an eclectic range of projects. In addition to performing and directing many projects, Tom is also an active musician, drumming in musical theater productions in the Midwest, and is in demand as a conference speaker.

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