The Soda Bottle School
by Seño Laura Kutner and Suzanne Slade
illustrated by Aileen Darragh
Tilbury House, 2014, nonfiction, unpaged
What do you do when your school is too small and surrounded by garbage? Turn the garbage into a new school! That is exactly what a group of teachers and students in Guatemala did. They filled discarded two-liter bottles with garbage, covered them with cement and made them into bricks to build the walls of new classrooms. This amazing story is told in picture book format and is illustrated with simple cartoon drawings. In the back of the book the author includes photographs of the actual school, teachers, and students who made the pop bottle school and cleaned up their community.