The Intersectional Environmentalist:
How to Dismantle System of Oppression
to Protect People + Planet
By Leah Thomas
208 Pages, Size 5.25" x 7.75"
From the 2022 TIME100 Next honoree and the activist who coined the
term comes a primer on intersectional environmentalism for the next
generation of activists looking to create meaningful, inclusive, and
sustainable change. The Intersectional Environmentalist
inextricable link between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and
promotes awareness of the fundamental truth that we cannot save the
planet without uplifting the voices of its people -- especially those
most often unheard. Written by Leah Thomas, a prominent voice in the
field and the activist who coined the term "Intersectional
Environmentalism," this book is simultaneously a call to action, a guide
to instigating change for all, and a pledge to work towards the
empowerment of all people and the betterment of the planet.
shows how not only are Black, Indigenous and people of color unequally
and unfairly impacted by environmental injustices, but she argues that
the fight for the planet lies in tandem to the fight for civil rights;
and in fact, that one cannot exist without the other. An essential read,
this book addresses the most pressing issues that the people and our
planet face, examines and dismantles privilege, and looks to the future
as the voice of a movement that will define a generation.
Leah’s two Instagram handles both have over 500k
followers, many of whom have already expressed interest in this book.
She’s connected across online and print media and has partnerships with
both Ivy League institutions and large corporations.
TIMELY TOPIC: Both
climate change and black lives matter are incredibly urgent movements
that will continue to be covered as more people engage with their
privilege and hold the institutions around them accountable. As a
leading figure in this area among gen Z-ers and younger millennials,
there couldn’t be a better moment for Leah to write this book – or a
better person to write it.
ENGAGING VOICE: This book is
geared towards engaging new activists and giving as many people access
to this information as possible—Leah’s tone is relatable and readable as
she tackles topics ranging from location privilege to institutional
racism in environmental policy. WIDE AUDIENCE:
This is a
book written for both readers of color and allies that is meant as an
introduction for younger readership, but which will also resonate with
educators, librarians, parents, and activists looking to re-educate