How to Change Everything: The Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other

English YA Environmental Activism Sustainability Activism Youth Community Change Accountability Naomi Kline with Rebecca Stefoff summary If you haven’t read The Shock Doctrine, you definitely need to. But, this review is about Naomi’s recently adapted YA book How to Change Everything. As a couple who chose where and how they live based on sustainability, it’s…

The Frog Mother

English & Gitxsan 7+ Nature Gitxsan Culture Indigenous Knowledge Frogs Environment Sustainable Living Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) & Natasha Donovan summary I can’t say enough about this series, it’s so beautiful! If you’ve been around awhile you may have seen my reviews for The Grizzly Mother and The Eagle Mother, and having my words…

Using What’s Around You: Sustainability & Creativity

english 4 years & up Sustainability Homesteading Foraging Climate Justice Recycling Art/Creativity Various, see each book. Summary: It’s common knowledge that we’re building a homestead, and personally very invested in personal sustainability. Here, I’ve compiled a handful of my most recent favorite books that focus on foraging, sustainability, and artistic projects with recycled materials. 276…

Earth Squad: 50 People who are Saving the Planet

english MG & Up Climate Justice Historical Figures Trailblazers STEM Activism Community Alexandra Zissu & Nhung Lê summary For #SweetsAndSocialJustice this week, I want to kickoff what I’ve been calling in my brain an Earth Day social justice bonanza. Make sure you look for the earth icon I’ve put on the photo to be able…

Our Little Kitchen

english 5-10 years community community kitchen sustainability food security food access volunteering Jillian Tamaki summary Our Little Kitchen is a bustling and energetic book about a community meal preparation, based off of author/artist Jillian Tamaki’s experiences working at a kitchen in Brooklyn. Plumes of cooking steam billow out of pots, reminding me of cooking scenes…

Spin a Scarf of Sunshine

english 4-8 Years Sustainability Interracial Families Agriculture Farm Living Knitting Sheep/Wool Production Dawn Casey & Stila Lim summary This book is SO adorable, and I’m obsessed with the quiet message of sustainability. Nari and her family live on a farm, and have pet sheep. Nari takes the sheered wool, cleans and turns it into yarn,…

Climate Justice & Sustainability Roundup

English 4-8 years Historical Figures Women in STEM Activism Environmental Activism Trailblazers Sustainability Gardening Pets Composting Various, see each book. Summary: I was inspired to make this roundup when someone made an offhand comment to me that they wanted to talk more about sustainability with their kids, but they weren’t sure what they could do…

Cover Reveal: Ocean Soup

Written By: Meeg Pincus Illustrated by: Lucy Semple For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Sustainability, Nature, Ocean, Empowerment. Summary: Hey everyone! When Sleeping Bear Press reached out about doing a cover reveal about a book that focused on environmentalism and sustainability, I was so excited! Here is what the publisher says…

The Worldwide Forager

Written By: Roger Phillips For Ages: MG & Up Language: English Topics Covered: Food, Foraging, Pint-Sized Professor, Environmental Sustainability. Summary: This book is a wealth of information, written by well-known British fungi expert Roger Phillips. The book is divided into 4 sections to mimic the seasons, and includes tons of gorgeous photos and recipes for…

The Magical Underwater Activity Book

Written & Illustrated by: Mia Underwood For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Art, Creativity, Imagination, Ocean, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability. Summary: This activity book is a really cool way to involve STEM activities with imagination and art. Creator Mia Underwood makes whimsical Nordic-inspired underwater creatures wearing adorable hats that take…