Kids who are changing the world (#0777UN1)

by Jankeliowitch, Anne

3 reviews & awards | 3 full-text reviews

Paperback Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2014
Price: USD 17.39
Description: 140 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Dewey: 363.7; Int Lvl: 3-6; Rd Lvl: 7.4
LEX 950L


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From Follett

"A book from the GoodPlanet Foundation"--Title page.;"Originally published as Ces enfants qui changent le monde, Editions Martiniere Jeunesse, 2012"--Page facing title page.;Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-140) and index. Discusses forty-five young environmentalists from around the world, relating how they are working to fight climate change and pollution.

From the Publisher

Kids all around the world are doing something every day to change the world. Here are the stories of 45 of them.

Whether it's in United States or Canada, Russia or Australia, China or Argentina, there are young people working hard to make the world a better place. They are schoolgirls trying to save the last bogs and wild pods in Hungary. Schoolboys trying to preserve marine biology in Madagascar or plant trees to reverse the effects of climate change. The 45 young heroes featured in this book have discovered issues that concerned them and they they did something about it.

With skills ranging from singing, drawing, and painting to fund-raising, public demonstrations, and events, these are the stories of individuals who have fought climate change and pollution, and worked to protect animals and their natural habitats. While the stories alone are compelling, they are also accompanied by stunning and dynamic photographs from Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

This inspiring and powerful book includes reference materials and suggestions on how you can get involved and become an environmental hero, too!

Praise for Kids Who Are Changing the World

"This is a very inspiring non-fiction book... it shares stories about young people who are doing incredible things to make the environment a better place." - San Francisco Book Review

"It's impressive to see the variety of kids that author Anne Jankeliowitch features: children -- some still in grade school, some in non-traditional learning environments -- who saw a need and acted upon it, proving there is no age or ability limit to make a difference... and when you add in photography by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, you've got a hopeful, optimistic winner to read." -- Bookworm Sez

Product Details
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
  • Publication Date: September 2, 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: 363.7
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 140 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Tracings: Arthus-Bertrand, Yann, photographer. ; GoodPlanet, sponsoring body.
  • ISBN-10: 1-40229-532-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-40229-532-4
  • Follett Number: 0777UN1
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 7.4
  • Lexile: 950L

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 10/01/14
  • Publishers Weekly, 08/11/14
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (October 1, 2014 (Online))
Grades 5-8. Arthus-Bertrand not only contributes photographs to this inspiring compilation of stories but is also president of the book’s formative organization, the GoodPlanet Foundation, which builds schools and provides educational resources in developing countries to combat the global ecological crisis. This volume is a compilation of successful interventions to environmental problems undertaken by some of the world’s most forward-thinking, optimistic, and ambitious teens and children. Each kid’s story begins with the identification of a problem that they experienced personally, and walks readers through the formation of a goal, the specific actions taken, and the positive outcomes of their successful plan. Each story is styled as an interview with direct quotes from the kids involved. Photographs are dynamic and stunning, and background information and statistics on environmental issues are included in the margins. Here are countless examples of the tremendous impact that one person with a clear goal can have, no matter their age.

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