Prof. Rob Dunn‘s Never Home Alone and adjunct Prof. Nick Haddad‘s The Last Butterflies are among the seven titles longlisted for the 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Young Adult Science Books. According to AAAS, “The Prize celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and is meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages.”
Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live invited scientists and thousands of citizen scientists from across the world to document the species in homes. Never Home Alone shows how these biodiverse ecosystems in our homes are much better for us than having none at all.
The Last Butterflies: A Scientist’s Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature details the rapid decline of the rarest butterflies, and how we can learn about life, death, and conservation from each of their stories.
The finalists will be announced in November and the prize will be awarded at the annual AAAS meeting in February 2020. You can view the entire list here.
Good luck, Rob & Nick!