Start ’em Young: A Guide to Climate, Women, and Justice Children’s Books

Spark discovery in youth with these books that are made to inspire! With messages of justice, creativity, innovation, and persistence, these are great reads for children, teaching youth important themes and history from the past, and inspiring them to think on how they can be part of creating a more sustainable, equitable, and caring world in the present and future. Start planting the seeds of change in our youth by cultivating a love of learning!

Women’s Environmental Leadership Books

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Wonder Girls: Changing Our World by Paola Gianturco
A Voice for the Redwoods by Loretta Halter
Sea Turtle Scientist by Stephen R. Swinburne
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell
The Water Princess by Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel
Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter
There Is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Alice Walker
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell and Donna M. Jackson
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola


Other Inspiring Reads

How to Save a Species by Ellen Butcher, Jonathan Baillie, and Marilyn Baillie
March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye Duncan
The Little Book of Little Activists by Penguin Young Readers
What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers
Protecting the Planet: Environmental Activism (Green Generation)  by Pamela Dell
23 Ways to Be an Eco Hero: A step-by-step guide to creative ways you can save the world by Isabel Thomas
Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
Peace and Me by Ali Winter
Little Humans by Brandon Stanton
Enough! 20 Protesters Who Changed America by Emily Easton
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham
The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood
If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World’s People by David J. Smith


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