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Fresh Air, Clean Water

Our Right to a Healthy Environment

by Megan Clendenan, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, social activism & volunteering, environmental science & ecosystems, recycling & green living

Everyone depends on clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and healthy soil for growing food. But what if your drinking water is dangerous, your air is polluted and your soil is toxic?

What can you do about that? Do you have the right to demand change?

Fresh Air, Clean Water: Defending Our Right to a Healthy Environment explores the connections b …

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It's Up to Us

Building a Brighter Future for Nature, People & Planet (The Children's Terra Carta)

by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales; Christopher Lloyd, illustrated by Reza Dalvand; Estelí Meza; Nick Hayes; Gunnella; Barry Falls; Harmony Becker; Gwen Keraval; Stuart Armstrong; Fotini Tikkou; Rutu Modan; Komiko Horibe; Quang and Liên; Leah Marie Dorion; Musa Omusi; Wesley Bedrosian; Sydney Smith; Nick Sharratt; Paolo Domeniconi; Peter Sís; Vanina Starkoff; Mehrdokht Amini; Poonam Mistry; Murat Kalkavan; Luisa Uribe; Raúl Colón; Victoria Fomini; Isol; Blak Douglas; Ye Luying; Sally Deng; Owen Davey; Su Jung Jang & Sally Caulwell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, values & virtues, social activism & volunteering, recycling & green living

“Children have a unique curiosity for Nature and for this amazing planet we call home.” So writes HRH The Prince of Wales in his introduction to It’s Up to Us: Building a Brighter Future for Nature, People & Planet (The Children's Terra Carta).

 

Join His Royal Highness, author Christopher Lloyd, and 33 amazing award-winning artists from around …

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Shelter

Homelessness in Our Community

by Lois Peterson, illustrated by Taryn Gee
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: homelessness & poverty, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, depression & mental illness, social activism & volunteering

“An outstanding, sophisticated introduction to a complex topic, this book encourages readers to prioritize kindness towards and dignity for people experiencing homelessness. ­Recommended as a first purchase.”—School Library Journal, starred review

There are 150 million people experiencing homelessness worldwide, and that number is increas …

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I Have the Right to Culture

by Alain Serres, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: social activism & volunteering

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child and I Have the Right to Save My Planet comes this beautifully illustrated third book in the series. 

I Have the Right to Culture explores a child’s right to be curious and to experience all of humanity’s shared knowledge, including music, art, dance …

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I Have the Right to Save My Planet

by Alain Serres, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, social activism & volunteering

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child comes this beautifully illustrated picture book about a child’s right to advocate for the environment they live in.

All children have the right to learn about the world, to celebrate the water, air and sunshine, and to be curious about the animals and …

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What Kids Did

Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19

by Erin Silver
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, social activism & volunteering

In the spring of 2020, the Covid-19 virus changed the world and made daily life much more challenging. We had to stay apart, away from work, school, and our normal routines. But, all around the world, kids came up with creative and thoughtful ways to help others. From making 3-D printed medical equipment to food bank fundraising to a neighbourhood …

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