By Ángela Padrón
Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The holiday was founded in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson as a way to bring attention to environmental issues, especially those related to air and water pollution. Senator Nelson’s vision was to begin a grassroots movement to convince our federal government to pay more attention to environmental issues and to develop legislation to help save the planet. The efforts made by Senator Nelson during the 1970s helped to pass many important bills, including the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
April is National Poetry Month! During this time, booksellers, librarians, parents, teachers, and students read, write and analyze poems while recognizing the literary accomplishments of many poets, both past and present.