by Claudia Davila
Published August 1st 2012 by Kids Can Press
Graphic Novel, 95 pages.
Luz once again comes to the environmental rescue of her neighborhood. Bothered by the unrelenting heat, water restrictions, and brownouts as a result of drought, she and her friends head to a nearby pond. Upon their arrival they discover the pond has been ruined by a factory. Not only can the kids not cool off, but the ducks, fish and other animals can't survive the current conditions. Meanwhile, the neighborhood garden is suffering without water. Luz gets her friends and family bouncing into action to solve both problems. This graphic novel does a great job of teaching kids how to help take care of the environment while at the same time they are reading a fun story. Friendship and communication play an important role in Luz's accomplishments. She is a good example that kids can do anything they want to. One might think they can't make a difference in the grand scheme of things, but in reality every little bit helps.
If you haven't already done so, be sure to read of Luz's first accomplishment in Luz Sees the Light.