Are you an advocate for any causes? I am an advocate for children’s books, and more specifically the middle grade title Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth by Rachel Sarah.
In this book you will meet 25 girls and young women under the age of 25 who have decided to speak up for the Earth and for themselves. Eloquent and innovative, they hope to change minds and make a difference.
Young women like:
• Daphne Frias in West Harlem, New York City describes herself as “an un-apologetically fierce Latina, who is proudly disabled,” and is currently in medical school.
• Maya Penn in Atlanta, Georgia who is an eco-fashion designer, animator, producer and TED speaker. Here she explains how even the dyes used to color fabric can harm the environment.
Although this video is from 2014, you can see on her Mayas Ideas 4 the Planet website that Maya is still incredibly active helping people and the Earth.
• Malaika Vaz in Goa, India who is a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker.
• Vanessa Nakate in Uganda, Africa who founded the @TheRiseUpMovem1 and has been building solar-powered schools in Kampala.
Chicago Review Press books are all about getting hands on. If the stories of these girls and young women inspire you, delve into the four pages of resources in the back matter to find out where you can make a difference, too.
Rachel Sarah is trained as a journalist, which shows in her clean and unobtrusive writing. She has gleaned personal details on each of the young women, making each of them stand out as memorable individuals.
Girl Warriors is an exciting book for young readers interested in activism and making a difference. Get inspired by a copy today!
Although there are many, many ways to make a difference, I am going to suggest considering the Green Bridges™ program from the Herb Society of America. Their goals are to create patches of native plant gardens across communities to:
- help alleviate the problems caused by habitat loss and fragmentation
- help protect nearby natural areas
- remove or contain invasive species
- provide food and shelter for local pollinators and other wildlife
Researching and choosing to plant responsibly-grown native plants can make a difference!
Side note: Rachel Sarah and I are both members of STEAMteam books and our books released on the same day, April 6, 2021.
Reading age : 9 – 12 years
Publisher : Chicago Review Press (April 6, 2021)
ISBN-10 : 1641603712
ISBN-13 : 978-1641603713
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