Virtual Author Event: Local Author Nancy Castaldo

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Co-presented by Oblong Books & Music and NorthEast Millerton Library in partnership with North East/Millerton Climate Smart Community.
Virtual author event: Local author Nancy Castaldo will read from and discuss her book Back from the Brink: Saving Animals From Extinction from HMH Books for Young Readers as part of Millerton’s Earth Day celebration. For ages 6+
Book blurb:
How could capturing the last wild California condors help save them? Why are some states planning to cull populations of the gray wolf, despite this species only recently making it off the endangered list? How did a decision made during the Civil War to use alligator skin for cheap boots nearly drive the animal to extinction?
Back from the Brink answers these questions and more as it delves into the threats to seven species, and the scientific and political efforts to coax them back from the brink of extinction. This rich, informational look at the problem of extinction has a hopeful tone: all of these animals’ numbers are now on the rise.
Author Bio:
Nancy Castaldo has been writing about the planet for decades. She’s contributed to the Sierra Club Waste Paper, NRDC’s Personal Action column, and others. She is the author of many STEM books including, Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the WorldBack from The Brink: Saving Animals From Extinction, and Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.