The Brilliant Deep

By Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe (illustrator),

Book cover of The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs

Book description

The Brilliant Deep is the proud recipient of the ALA Notable Children's Books Award, the NSTA-CBC Best STEM Trade Books Award, the Junior Library Guild Selection and the ILA Teacher's Choices.

All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony in the ocean, one person to make…

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1 author picked The Brilliant Deep as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This standout picture book biography shows how environmental scientist Ken Nedimyer’s lifelong love of the ocean eventually led to his quest to help save and restore the beautiful coral reefs of his native Florida and beyond.

Along the way, Messner’s gentle narrative reinforces the notion that all great efforts start with just one life, one moment, one idea, one step forward. And Forsythe’s equally gentle illustrations softly illuminate the worlds both above and below water.

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