Although discussion about the environment and climate change is not new, there have been more trade children’s books published to introduce those concepts to young readers. In the mentor text list below, authors and illustrators help readers understand our relationship with the world, environmental justice, and explore actions used in conservation, preservation, and to mitigate climate change.
We Are Water Protectors Lindstrom, Carole (Author) Goade, Michaela (Illustrator) Roaring Brook Press (March 17, 2010).
Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet, Jeanette Winter (Author, Illustrator), Beach Lane Books (September 24, 2019).
What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French (Author) DK Children (April 2, 2019)
HISTORY, and the forthcoming NO WORLD TOO BIG: YOUNG PEOPLE FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE. And the author of THE KING CAKE BABY and OPENING THE ROAD: VICTOR HUGO GREEN AND HIS GREEN BOOK.
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