Title: Earth Heroes
Author: Lily Dyer
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Release: October 2019
Review by Kasey Chambers
“The future is ours for the making. You too can change the world.”
When faced with climate change, the biggest threat our planet has ever confronted, it’s easy to feel as if there’s nothing you can do… but this book shows we can all make a difference.
Lily Dyer’s collection of twenty inspirational stories celebrates the drive and determination of people from all walks of life to make a difference in their communities and on a global scale. Featuring famous activists Greta Thunburg and Sir David Attenborough, Earth Heroes also showcases activists who you might not know, from Mohammed Rezwan, an architect of floating schools and clinics in his local Bangladesh, to Doug Smith, who helped reintroduce wolves to Yellowstone National Park and Isatou Ceesay, who transformed the growing plastic waste problem in the Gambia to provide incomes for women.
Faced with a relentless news cycle of negative stories, it can be difficult to find the good things that are happening to combat climate change. Dyer’s Earth Heroes is a timely reminder that across the planet, people are using knowledge, skills, passion and innovation to transform our world. Perfect for bedtime reading, your little activist will find themselves dreaming of ways they can change the world.
Featuring the stories of David Attenborough, Isatou Ceesay, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, Yvon Chouinard, William Kamkwamba, Renée King-Sonnen, Ellen MacArthur, Stella McCartney, Chewang Norphel, Mohammed Rezwan, Rok Rozman, Bittu Sahgal, Marina Silva, Doug Smith, Isabel Soares, Amelia Telford, Greta Thunberg, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Melati and Isabel Wijsen and Yin Yuzhen.
Available from Dymocks