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First-Ever Book Educating Children About Dangers of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

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Saro Lynch-Thomason's new book Lone Mountain is an illustrated children’s story book created to educate youth about the devastating impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining. Set in central Appalachia, this 32-page book presents beautifully illustrated full color pages that focuses on Appalachia’s rich cultural and natural heritage while raising awareness about the threats of mountaintop removal.

"This book is a must-have for all elementary school science and social studies classes, whether they are located in the coal fields or in the high-rise canyons of big cities," said activist, musician and educator Sue Masse.

The story is told from the perspective of Lone Mountain, who has a close relationship with the community of people who use the mountain slopes for food, water and medicine. When mountaintop removal threatens to destroy those relationships, mountain people seek to educate others across the country about the ways in which we all benefit from the health of the Appalachian Mountains.

For more information on this book, click here.

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