This delightful board book introduces children to the many ways we experience nibi, which means water in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Ojibwe people, a native american group who live in what is now Canada and North America.
Nibi gives us many things: we swim in it, we watch it fall as rain, we drink it up and get refreshed. In return, we should respect it, love it, and care for it. Because nibi is water – and water is life.
Written by Joanne Robertson, an Anishinaabe water protector, this dual-language book contains words in Anishinaabemowin and English, with a pronunciation guide for new learners.
This vibrant picture book follows the life of scientist Wangari Maathi – who, in 2004, became the first African woman, and environmentalist, to win a Nobel Peace prize.
Wangari was raised in Kenya, where she grew a deep love for nature. Although most girls in Kenya didn’t go to school, curious Wangari was allowed to get an education – and her mind sprouted like a seed.
After studying abroad as a young woman, Wangari returned to Kenya. There, she advocated for women’s rights and founded the Green Belt Movement, which has planted millions of trees throughout the country.
If you inherited a humongous problem caused by grownups, you’d throw a tantrum too. And then maybe, just maybe – you’d save the world.
This children’s book about climate change is broken into three parts: first, a story about the tantrum that saved the world; second, a kid-friendly explanation of what’s causing our planet to change; and third, an action plan for making a difference in our own stories.
The Tantrum that Saved the World is printed on 100% recycled materials, using soy ink and renewable energy, zero landfill waste, and carbon offset shipping.
Young Ixchel wants to learn the ancient art of weaving Guatemalan textiles from her mother. But she’s too little and there’s no spare thread for her to practice.
So, Ixchel decides to collect the colorful plastic bags scattered throughout her village and turn them into thread for her loom.
Ixchel’s story is told Spanish and English, with colorful illustrations and real photographs of Mayan textiles. A portion of proceeds benefit the Mayan weaving cooperatives that inspired and informed the book.
Who can defend the environment? Do they look like you, or me?
One Earth shares the stories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are protecting our planet. Packed with environmental role models, this book follows 20 individuals from all backgrounds as they grow from curious kids into community leaders.
Jaheim Birch Gentles, Jamar Thompson, Joshua Bovell, Brianna Johnson, Kamari Murdock, Isaiah Dupuy, music by Ieszan McKinney
Podcast for Teens
Winner of NPR’s 2020 Student Cast Challenge, this podcast unpacks climate change and environmental racism, as told by six Brooklynn, NY highschoolers. The winning episode focuses on how pollution and climate change can impact communities differently, even within a single neighborhood.
As individuals, our biggest impact comes from the choices we make at home and in our everyday lives. Joro’s carbon footprint tracking, climate challenges, and in-app resources help make climate action a family affair.