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This Book Will Save the Planet

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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for granting me free access to the advanced digital copy of this book.

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This Book Will Save the Planet is an excellent little primer on climate justice. Honestly, I often feel frustrated by climate change primers that are focused on individual action, with tepid takes like "ban straws" or "go vegan." This book absolutely does not do that! It lays the blame of climate change where it clearly belongs, with corporations and billionaires who have destroyed our planet for profit. It also recognises that it is the most oppressed among us (especially the Global South, BIPOC, and disabled people) who are likely to be hit hardest by climate change and be less likely to make the kinds of individual choices that privileged climate activists often advocate for. It isn't that it's sharing groundbreaking information--many of us are aware of these things already--rather that it's a rare example of a primer that addresses these issues clearly and concisely for those who haven't had as many opportunities to learn. It also has some very practical advice for individual and communal efforts that we can make to facilitate change, including some ideas I hadn't personally considered. It's a short book, so it can't cover everything, but as a primer it does everything it needed to do.

Overall, I definitely recommend this book to anyone (ages 10+, with a note that while there is advanced vocabulary there is also a glossary at the end) who is looking for an introduction to the ideas surrounding climate justice. Anyone who has ever thought that not only do we need to stop climate change, we need to do it in a way that helps rather than harms the most marginalised individuals and communities, will find that this is a primer with great information and practical advice. Highly recommended!

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This wasn’t quite what I was expecting but did deliver on content. I came to this book looking for something aimed at a slightly younger age group. While the content was great, and the bright colours certainly eye-catching with large quotes and bold illustrations, the content was a little too detailed and heavy for the young readers I work with. I would definitely recommend this book to teens and young adults who have demonstrated a clear interest in climate activism as it explains terms and provides activities to really get young people thinking about their place in the world and how our actions can impact on others. There were a number of challenging aspects of vocabulary but these were clearly explained and certainly got me thinking about how climate change can impact on the lives of others, even if we don’t see it where we are immediately

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The book deals with different ways we can take of our planet It also deals nicely with climate change and racism. Thank you the author, the pubisher, and Netgalley for sending me this e-ARC.

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A rousing and radical investigation into the climate crisis, its causes, and how to fight for the most vulnerable people affected by it, This Book Will Save the Planet is a vibrantly illustrated study of one of humanity’s most significant threats.

With this third title in the New York Times #1 best-selling Empower the Future series, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of climate change and climate justice.

Our planet is in crisis. The ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, wildfires are raging… and those most affected by global warming are marginalized communities across the globe.

But all is not lost—there’s still time for each and every one of us to make a difference.

Through the lens of intersectionality, author Dany Sigwalt lays out the framework for how we can come together to fight climate change, and how we can work to put people over profit. The planet is not protected if all its inhabitants are not; the people are not protected if the planet they inhabit is not.


It's really really a very informative book. Can't spoil much but this is just as the title said "This book will save the planet".
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC!

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Excellent stuff!! Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for letting me access it in exchange for my feedback.

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This Non-fiction text teaches about climate change and what we need to do to protect our planet. Divided into two sections; what are the issues, and what can we do, and further subdivided into 16 chapters this book covers content such as: green house gases, fossil fuels, disaster response and climate justice. The book concludes with further reading suggestions and a glossary. The illustrations are bright and colourful and will draw the reader in without taking away from the informational text. The font is fairly clean and easy to read with some bold and different sized texts. There are a few text boxes but not too many, most of the important information is right in the body text. The vocabulary and concepts are definitely challenging, but I think that most middle and high school students would be able to comprehend the content. I would recommend this book for students in grades 5-12. Younger students will likely need support to understand the text but this could also be a great opportunity for younger students who want to take action and learn more about climate change and the environment. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

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** Thanks so much to NetGalley, Dany Sigwalt, and Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books for this ARC! This Book Will Save the Planet will be out August 2nd, 2022! **

This Book Will Change the Planet is the third book in the New York Times #1 best-selling Empower the Future series. I read This Book is Anti-Racist a couple of years ago and absolutely adored it. It was a beautiful, powerful book for young readers. I was so excited to see this sequel on NetGalley! Just like its predecessor, This Book Will Save the Planet was insightful, easy to read, and visually arresting. I appreciated the emphasis placed on intersecting systems of oppression, such as the overlap between climate change and racism. This also managed to strike a near-impossible balance of being frighteningly accurate about the risks that humanity and planet earth are facing, while also providing hope and concrete actions steps. A lovely new book in the series that I would whole-heartedly recommend for young climate activists.

4 stars - I really liked it

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This collection has a lot of information for the youngsters which will help them to become more aware regarding different issues the world is facing at the moment. Reading this book together will give them lots of food for thought, be more knowledgeable on these topics.

I find the contents quite satisfying and important.

However, I am a little disappointed with the choice of colours as I find it a little uncomfortable to read the book with such bright, dark colours. Maybe it will come out better in paper.

Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children's Books, for thr advance reading copy.

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