Review of “Raising Elijah”

An Environment Promulgation

Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis by Sandra Steingraber (Da Capo Press, 2011) is for me a well cited and documented moving call to arms, expose of our environmental crisis written from the heart of a mother/PhD biologist. The compelling depth of understanding of just how severe the environmental degradation is, comes not only from the world of a PhD biologist but more pronouncedly through the eyes of a mother trying to protect her children from a contaminated world. Within the later I feel lies a virulence of message hopefully heedable and understandable to the majority. Her son Elijah, named after a nineteenth century abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy, is not only the subject of her concern but also the inspiration for Sandra’s action. May it be an inspiration for us all.

“I shall hold myself at liberty to speak” – Elijah Lovejoy

Available hard cover only
ISBN 978-0-7382-1399-6

I recommend this read,

Neil Anders


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