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Love the Earth and Pets both win Moonbeam gold! - 10/06/2021

The 2021 Moonbeam awards judging is complete, and Love the Earth and Pets both took home gold medals! Love the Earth won gold in the Environmental Issues category, and Pets won in the Animals/Pets Non-fiction category. What an honor!

American Girl Doll News Interview - 07/30/2021

Sydney of American Girl Doll News interviewed me about Love the Earth. What an honor! Read it here: Interview with Mel Hammond: Author of Love the Earth.

Love the Earth wins NPPA award - 04/13/2021

The National Parenting Product Awards (NPPA) announced Love the Earth as a 2021 winner. One evaluator said: “My daughter was immediately drawn to the book and read it four times…. She suddenly became an environmentalist.”

Love the Earth recommendation - 02/01/2021

Reviewed.com recommended Love the Earth on a list of 2021 Valentine’s Day gifts: 26 Cute and Fun Valentine’s Day Gifts Kids Will Love.

Love the Earth review - 02/02/2021

Sam Killmeyer of 350 Colorado wrote a beautiful in-depth review of Love the Earth, which includes some quotes from me. It was so much fun to talk about the book with her! Find the article here: Teaching Girls To Love The Earth – And Take Action To Protect It!

Love the Earth released - 12/31/2020

Love the Earth appeared on the December 31, 2020 episode of Good Morning America, as part of American Girl’s Girl of the Year 2021 reveal. Havana, Ember, and Azalea, young climate activists featured in Love the Earth, appeared virtually on the segment. Ember and Azalea even got to speak about their 250-mile bike ride to New York City last year, which helped raise money for solar panels at their school.