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How to change everything : the young human's guide to protecting the planet and each other / Naomi Klein, with Rebecca Stefoff.

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  • ISBN: 9781534474529 :
  • ISBN: 1534474528 :
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-316).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. At the reef -- Part 1. WHERE WE ARE -- Kids take action -- World warmers -- Climate and justice -- Part 2. HOW WE GOT HERE -- Burning the past, cooking the future -- The battle takes shape -- Protecting their homes--and the planet -- Part 3. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT -- Changing the future -- A green New Deal -- A toolkit for young activists -- Conclusion. You are the third fire -- Afterword. Learning from the Coronavirus pandemic -- Find out more.
Summary, etc.:
"An empowering, engaging young readers guide to understanding and battling climate change from the expert and bestselling author of This Changes Everything and On Fire, Naomi Klein. Warmer temperatures. Fires in the Amazon. Superstorms. These are just some of the effects of climate change that we are already experiencing. The good news is that we can all do something about it. A movement is already underway to combat not only the environmental effects of climate change but also to fight for climate justice and make a fair and livable future possible for everyone. And young people are not just part of that movement, they are leading the way. They are showing us that this moment of danger is also a moment of great opportunity-an opportunity to change everything. Full of empowering stories of young leaders all over the world, this information-packed book from award-winning journalist and one of the foremost voices for climate justice, Naomi Klein, offers young readers a comprehensive look at the state of the climate today and how we got here, while also providing the tools they need to join this fight to protect and reshape the planet they will inherit"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 and Up Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Subject: Green movement.
Environmentalism.

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

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This guide to climate justice for young people shows the roles of individuals, corporations, and governments in fighting for the planet and vulnerable populations. Divided into three parts--"Where We Are," "How We Got Here," and "What Happens Next"--this book explains some well-known facts and exposes many less-acknowledged realities about climate change and its disproportionate impact on poor communities and communities of color. Readers will find details about climate science, disaster capitalism, youth activism, geoengineering, the original New Deal and the Green New Deal, and more. With coverage of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Indigenous people's initiatives for change, and lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic, the authors make a solid case for changing everything and offer practical and realistic steps for doing so. Klein's journalistic credentials and Stefoff's vast experience writing nonfiction for young readers merge to create an engaging account of how and why we find ourselves confronted with these urgent issues as well as how and why we might find our way out--if we work quickly. With its wide focus and pull-no-punches real talk, this book stands out among climate change books for its uniquely inclusive perspective that will inspire conviction, passion, and action. If you can get only one climate change book for youth, let it be this one. (resources, notes) (Nonfiction. 10-17) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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How to Change Everything : The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other
How to Change Everything : The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other
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Gr 8 Up--Do you remember learning the three Rs of environmentalism--reduce, reuse, and recycle? Klein says a fourth, more important, R exists--the root. This root has many fibers (primarily capitalism and consumerism), but they all grow from humanity's subjugation of the Earth. Humans have arrived at a climate change cliff formed in the last 300 years due to mankind's insatiable hunger for fossil-fueled energy. Some damage to the ground, air, and water by extracting and burning those fuels is irreversible, but by acting now, the planet can be saved from disaster. Industrialized countries caused the biggest share of this damage, according to Klein. Because these countries created most of the problem, they should be responsible for reversing the effects, which disproportionately impact poorer and marginalized people. Klein discusses the need for a Green New Deal: a systemic, comprehensive, and permanent overhauling of the capitalistic and consumer-driven cultures of industrial society. She reminds readers that the United States has done it before. FDR's New Deal and the Marshall Plan were successful restructuring efforts that overhauled domestic and international systems. Klein encourages young people to get involved in groups that will work to reverse climate change. At more than 300 pages, this is still a daunting abridgment of Klein's adult title. However, her well-presented ideas are engaging and comprehensible. She reminds readers there is no Planet B. VERDICT A necessary purchase to educate teens on the seriousness of climate change and the imperative to enact change now.--Lisa Crandall, formerly at the Capital Area Dist. Lib., Holt, MI


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