Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists are Saving the Earth
Chicago Review Press
Published April 6, 2021
About Girl Warriors
GIRL WARRIORS: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth tells the stories of 25 climate leaders under age 25. They’ve led hundreds of thousands of people in climate strikes, founded non-profits, given TED talks, and sued their governments. These fearless girls and young women from all over the world are standing up to demand change when no one else is.
The girls are featured in individual articles that share information about what inspired them to take action as well as where they live, unique issues facing their homeland and details about organizations they started or participate in.
I learned so much from this book! Not only was I completely blown away by the stories of these incredible young leaders, I also learned a lot about nonprofit groups, small sustainable businesses, and other conservation opportunities, all founded by people under 25! It is seriously blowing my mind, still.
The book is broken down into short biographies about each person. Each biography highlights the things the girls have done to make a significant impact on climate change. The stories can’t help but inspire and motivate readers to join in the efforts, either by looking up some of the volunteer organizations to see if there’s already a local chapter, or to check out the businesses these girls operate. The book also does a great job raising awareness of some of the issues surrounding climate change– businesses that invest in fossil fuel industries or groups that help to protect their interests.
These are people who’ve affected real change in their communities and countries. It has made me want to take stock of my own life and commit to doing things that help raise awareness and press for changes that protect the environment and the future.
I think this book would make an excellent addition to a classroom library or a great gift for a young activist.
Recommended for Ages 8 up.
The girls represent many different cultures and races. One nonbinary activist is interviewed. Several activists identify as queer. At least one activist uses a wheelchair. Another has depression.
Profanity/Crude Language Content
One activist mentions facing bullying.
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