Sixteen biographies of extraordinary
people—ranging from Sebastião Salgado to Björk and Greta Thunberg—who
came of age fighting climate change
Every person has a path
in life, one that is intertwined with the fate of the earth. The life
stories in this collection begin and end with that realization. First,
as children, in different countries and eras, they witness how humans
provoke environmental degradation. Each leads a life that not only
minimizes their individual contribution to climate change at a local
scale, but also that of their generation on a global scale. Then, as
adults, they recognize the maturity and agency acquired at that moment
which defined their lives.
The biographies depict concrete initiatives
that contribute to climate preservation, from a physicist who promotes
organic farming techniques in India to a designer that only uses
ecological fabrics and dyes in Italy. Rock climber Yvon Chouinard,
biologist Rachel Carson, and designer Adriana Santanocito are included
in this diverse cast of environmental activists. Together they show us
that regardless of culture, class, or profession it is never too early
or late to find your way to improve the world our children will inhabit.
The stakes couldn’t be higher: “Our house is on fire,” as Greta
Thunberg rightly said.
Features international activists and
environmentalists: Vandana Shiva, Dian Fossey, Rachel Carson, Adriana
Santanocito, Al Gore, Tiziano Guardini, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta
Menchú Tum, Pierre Rabhi, Jadav Payeng, Greta Thunberg, Sebastião
Salgado, Björk, Jun Ma, Yvon Chouinard, Bob Brown and Nicole Anderson
No other collection of activists bios for kids focuses on international environmental work.
full-color portraits by Roberta Maddalena Bireau at the start of each
chapter; and two-color text and illustration throughout.
activists work in various disciplines such as planting trees, clean
water, naturally-sourced fabric, keeping chemicals out of the sea and
soil, climate change, organic farming, and more.
Both Inspiring reading and great bios for book reports! Hardcover book. 256 pages.