Inspired by Kristal Ambrose's journey of inspiration as an activist that led to her founding The Bahamas Plastic Movement, this book is about an ocean-loving young Bahamian girl named Kai (Ocean) who is inspired to bring an end to ocean plastic pollution after her best friend, a sea turtle named Gaia (Earth), becomes stuck at sea in a trash gyre. As Kai learns about the threats facing her marine friends, her determination and passion show the amazing potential of a single child to bring on incredible change. In this story, Kai and Gaia represent the joining of land and sea and the need to protect both environments. The book features a foreword by Musician and Environmentalist Jack Johnson and is illustrated by Bahamian artist Stevie Burrows.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kristal Ambrose also known as ‘Kristal Ocean' is an environmental scientist studying marine debris and plastic pollution in The Bahamas. Her career in the environmental field spans over a decade as she has been working diligently on plastic pollution research and education in her country. She is the Founder and Director of Bahamas Plastic Movement (BPM), a non-profit organization geared towards raising awareness and developing solutions to plastic pollution.