The book goes beyond the now obvious things you can do to help the earth — such as energy-efficient light bulbs — and instead informs you on other ways to make a difference in your life. Packed with photography and color, the book approaches a scary subject in a non-intimidating way, yet without sugarcoating the facts. Davis includes discussions and quotes from both adults and children, and shows that you don’t have to be some kind of scientist to help our planet. It takes awareness and an optimistic perspective to make changes, no matter how big or small.
Along with a variety of interviews and ideas, the book also contains a fantastic supply of resources that you have at your fingertips to broaden your knowledge on living as an eco-friendly being. “Gaia Warriors” is a great read as a jumping-off point for those interested in learning about climate change, bringing attention to the subject without being overwhelming. The focus is on how you can help, and it provides you with just the understanding you need to do so. I recommend it for ages 8 and up.
• Grace is 13 years old and lives in Athens. Read more reviews on Grace’s blog, If You Give a Kid a Bookie, at www.123readwithme.blogspot.com.