Awarded as a 2021 Malka Penn Award Honor Book, here is a timely picture book about a young girl's mission to inspire others to help the planet. The meaningful message of climate change activism is perfect for Earth Day and every day!
Celebrate young climate change activists in this charming story about an empowered girl who shows up, listens up, and ultimately, speaks up to inspire her community to take action against climate change. After attending a climate march, a young activist is motivated to make an effort and do her part to help the planet... by organizing volunteers to work to make green changes in their community, from cleaning a lake, to planting trees, to making composting bins, to hosting a clothing swap and more! Here is an uplifting picture book that is an important reminder that no change is too small--and no person is too young--to make a difference.
With simple text and lively illustrations, Andrew Joyner has given young children a timely story about activism, community, and hope.
October 6, 2020
Lexile: BR30L | Fountas/Pinnell: I
ANDREW JOYNER is the illustrator and author of numerous children's books, including the
#1 New York Times
Bestseller, Dr. Seuss's The Horse Museum, The Pink Hat
, The Hair Book
by Graham Tether, Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm
by Jonathan London, and The Terrible Plop: A Picture Book
by Ursula Dubosarsky. He also wrote and illustrated the Boris chapter book series about an adventure-seeking warthog. His books are now published in more than twenty-five countries. He lives with his wife on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Visit him on the Web at andrewjoyner.com.au.
PRAISE FOR Stand Up! Speak Up!
“This book could change lives
, and maybe the world.” —School Library Journal
, starred review
“A round up of other young climate change activists concludes the book. Uplifting!
PRAISE FOR The Pink Hat:
"This simple and cheerful
tale suggests, with not an ounce of preachiness, values of care and comfort and the support women have for each other across generations." —The Washington Post