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Soda Bottle School, The


Soda Bottle School, The



Center for Children’s Books Choice RIF Multicultural Collection

Living Now Silver Award in Green Living

Skipping Stones Honor Award

A Teaching for Change selection


In THE SODA BOTTLE SCHOOL, students, in a Guatemalan village, are squished into their tiny schoolhouse, two grades to a classroom. The villagers had tried expanding the school, but the money ran out before the project was finished. No money meant no materials, and that meant no more room for the students. Until one boy got a wonderful, crazy idea: Why not use soda bottles, which were readily available, to form the cores of the walls? Sometimes thinking outside the box—or inside the bottle—leads to the perfect solution.

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