What's cool in the GTIA Portfolio...

Mimic This! Online Athens -- Teen Reader on Climate Change

Teen Reader

Polaneczky: Book's look at climate change makes it easy to digest

Of the various children’s books that I have read on the subject of climate change and eco-living, Nicola Davis’s “Gaia Warriors” stands out. It is a beautiful, incredibly informational book for young adults that will educate those who may not be completely filled in on the changes happening on our planet, as well as bringing ideas to those who are already passionate about saving it.

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.

Views: 32

Tags: GTTIA

Comment

You need to be a member of TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK to add comments!

Join TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK

ALL-Transition Global Search

Loading

Members -- Welcome the Family!

TRANSITION IN ACTION SOCIAL NETWORK is a social network

© 2014   Created by Les Squires -- Webmaster.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service