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Ocean Speaks by Jess Keating
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Jun 30, 2020 | ISBN 9780735265080

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One of’s Best of the Year Picks
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens Fall 2020
One of Canadian Children’s Book News’ Best Books of 2020
Listed on A Mighty Girl‘s 2020 Books of the Year

One of the Ontario Library Association’s 2020 Best Bets selection, Junior Non-Fiction category

PRAISE FOR Ocean Speaks:

“A splendid homage to one of the science world’s great thinkers.” –STARRED REVIEW, Shelf-Awareness

“Imaginative and attractive . . . the text clearly shows the intelligence, hard work, and quiet determination that led to [Tharp’s] success.” —Booklist 

An intriguing tale of feminism, scientific exploration, imagination, focus, and resilience.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A wonderful introductory biography of a woman changing the world from behind the scenes.” School Library Journal

“The text espouses curiosity and determination . . . These are pictures that reward the observant eye, a fitting choice for a book that honours the complexity and beauty of oceanographic cartography.” –Quill & Quire

“Tharp’s interesting story is effectively simplified for a young audience.”Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This exuberant new picture book . . . is a tribute to an influential yet little-known scientist and the power of perseverance!” –A Mighty Girl

“Young brains, meet a mapmaking hero.” –Bloomberg MapLab


Rocky Mountain Book Award NOMINEE 2022

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award FINALIST 2020

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable – Information Book Award SHORTLIST 2021

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