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THIS WEEK’S TWO FEATURED BOOKS, “WITCH BALL,” BY ADELE ELLIOTT AND “INSPIRATION STREET,” BY DARRELL LAURANT, CAN BE FOUND (ALONG WITH THE “FIRST TUESDAY REPLAY”), BY SCROLLING DOWN BELOW THIS POST, OR BY CLICKING ON THE AUTHOR’S NAME ON OUR AUTHOR PAGE.
Happy Valentine’s Day, a day in advance. Have you thought about buying your beloved a book?
This week’s Snowflakes offerings, for example, offer a little something for everyone.
For openers, we are honored to have Dyan deNapoli’s “The Great Penguin Rescue” join our long list of featured work.
Because the U.S. media generally only covers events in other countries if they involve the overthrow of the government, a natural disaster or a series of explosions, you may well have missed hearing about this ecological catastrophe when it occurred in 2000.
Dyan’s Snowflakes template explains: “The Great Penguin Rescue tells the remarkable true story of the rescue of 40,000 penguins from the Treasure oil spill in South Africa. This historic event, which spanned more than three months in 2000, still stands as the largest and most successful animal rescue ever undertaken. This gripping first-person account is seen through the eyes of Dyan deNapoli, who was a Penguin Aquarist at Boston’s New England Aquarium at the time, and a member of the first team of penguin experts to fly to Cape Town from the US to help manage the massive rescue operation. In what was an intensely grueling effort, the rescue team and more than 12,500 completely inexperienced volunteers cleaned, fed, rehabilitated, and released back into the wild nearly all of the penguins affected by the oil spill.”
Dyan describes herself as “a penguin expert, TED speaker, educator, author, and life-long adventurer. I was raised in a small coastal town in Massachusetts, and have always felt a very powerful connection to animals and the ocean. I always dreamed of doing something to help save endangered species, but couldn’t imagine what one person could possibly do to make a difference.