Perry, Phyllis. Stand Up and Whistle. Illus. by Agnieszka Grochalska. 2016. 164p. Amberjack Publishing, $6.99 (978-0997237757). Gr. 3-7.
When seventh grader Jeannie and her friend, Mary Joe, are out in the field researching prairie dogs for a school report, they learn that the prairie dog colony will soon be destroyed to make way for construction of a shopping mall. Jeannie bravely takes action to fight back and protect the animals. She organizes a protest, a petition drive and speaks before city council. An educational and inspiring story of activism showing how one person can make a difference.