How to Change the World

Publisher: Puffin

This fascinating picture book presents a selection of true stories about incredible people from around the globe and throughout history, exploring how they have challenged injustice and worked together to make the world a better place.

Readers will learn about the birth of democracy in Ancient Greece, the development of the global fair trade movement, and environmental campaigns, such as saving the whales and repairing the ozone layer. Momentous civil rights victories include the abolition of slavery across the former British Empire, securing equal rights for the indigenous people of Australia, and legalising same-sex marriage in many countries across the globe. Also celebrated is the creation of the International Space Station, which relied on successful collaboration between five international space agencies, and the skilful building of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, without the aid of modern machinery.

The busy, colourful illustrations are packed with humorous detail and provide a superb visual accompaniment to the fact-filled text. These remarkable achievements are sure to inspire a new generation of young people to stand up for what is right and unite with others to evoke positive change. A wonderful companion book to How to Be Extraordinary.

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