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The Soda Bottle School
Ages 8-12
Illustrated by: Aileen Darragh
ISBN: 9780884483717
Price: $16.95
Published by: Tilbury House

The Soda Bottle School

by Laura Kutner, Suzanne Slade

In a Guatemalan village, students 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 wall materials, and that meant no more room for the students. Until they got a wonderful, crazy idea: Why not use soda bottles, which were scattered all around, 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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