Wind Riders: Rescue on Turtle Beach
Detailed and vibrant images and fast-paced action and suspense support an engaging narrative about two ordinary children—Max and Sofia— who meet by chance while trying to rescue an injured seagull at the beach. While exploring complex themes of environmental activism, social responsibility, and the importance of collaboration, this story carefully weaves fiction and science in a positive and informative way. The book lends itself well in a Grade 1–4 classroom as a read-aloud or in literature circle groups and presents timely themes about the endangerment of animals and the environment. Teachers may use it to encourage discussions about the interconnectedness of nature, the environmental threats to wildlife, our relationships with the environment, and our roles, rights, and responsibilities when it comes to the natural world.