What to Read After... Judy Blume 20/01/20
Earth Heroes: Twenty Inspiring Stories of People Saving Our World
Publisher: Nosy Crow
When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it's easy to feel as if there is nothing you can do. Luckily, Lily Dyu's Earth Heroes is here to tell us different.
From the introduction to the conclusion, and the profiles of 20 "earth heroes" inbetween, this book fizzes with energy and a call to arms that every child (and adult) truly can fight to make a difference, no matter how small the act.
The 20 inspirational people profiled range from the obvious (Sir David Attenborough) and well known (Stella McCartney) to people like young William Kamkwamba, who built windmills in Malawi to give energy to his village and more.
The text is quite dense but flows well and is always engaging. It's perfect for young activists in the making, aged 8 and up. Photographs and black-and-white illustrations by Jackie Lay also break up the chapters and keeps things accessible and grounded.