Rachel Carson achieved many things that make her a
hero . . .
She was a founder of the environmental movement.
Spring to warn people about the poison sprays."
She wrote many
Under the Sea Wind (1941)
The Sea Around Us (1951)
The Edge of the Sea (1955)
Silent Spring (1962)
She received many awards for her work:
won several awards for The Sea Around Us, including the
National Book Award and the John Burroughs Medal
Under the Sea Wind and The Sea Around Us were bestsellers.
Rachel received many honorary degrees from universities.
the second woman to be elected to the National Institute of
Arts and Letters.