Book of the Month

Follow the Moon Home

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About the Book

Viv has a new home and a new school on the South Carolina coast. She's not sure she's going to like it and is worried about fitting in. A class assignment about identifying problems and finding solutions sends Viv out to explore her new community. Along the way she finds a problem, takes the lead in the solution, and finds out that not only does she belong, she makes a difference!

About the Authors

Activist Philippe Cousteau is a leader in the environmental movement. His mission is to empower people to recognize their ability to change the world. In 2004, he founded EarthEcho International, an environmental education organization with the goals of equipping youth with the knowledge to understand environmental challenges and the critical thinking skills to solve them.


Deborah Hopkinson is the author of many award-winning books for young readers including Titanic: Voices from the Disaster and The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London.

Watch the book trailer here

The Challenge

In Follow the Moon Home, Viv finds a problem in her community. Your challenge this month is to identify a problem in your home or your community. The problem can be big or small.


Follow these steps:


  1. Identify a problem in your home or your community.
  2. Research this problem and brainstorm possible solutions.
  3. Choose one solution and make a plan.
  4. Share your problem and solution with others

How will you share?

An important part of any plan is to share it! How you decide to share is completely your choice. Here are a few ideas:

  • Design a poster
  • Create a Google slide show
  • A flyer
  • An infographic
  • A public service announcement
  • An imovie


Deadline: Your project is due no later than September 22

Turn your projects in or email them to your teacher or to Mrs. Wagner in the library.