National Science Teachers Association 2017 Top Science Trade Books for K-12 Students
Nerdy Book Club Nerdies 2016 Longform Nonfiction
Nonfiction Detectives: Best of 2016
Northland College Young Adult Notable Book
Green Earth Book Award – YA Nonfiction 2017
Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Notable book
* "A terrific, engrossing resource."
—Booklist, STARRED review
"This eye-opening book on the science and politics of agriculture serves as a wake-up call to readers about the fragility of something many of us take for granted: our plant-based food supply. Castaldo clearly lays out a case for the importance of plant diversity (“Seeds equal life”), presenting engaging scientific and historical information..."
—Horn Book Magazine
"An impassioned call to action..."
—School Library Journal
"Castaldo delivers a sobering global status report—and a call to action...Well-crafted and inspiring."
"Castaldo breaks down threats like climate change and disease, while providing a greater sense of interconnectivity in nature and within world communities."