Frances Lincoln Children's Books This Book Will Save the Planet: A Climate-Justice Primer for Activists & Changemakers
Frances Lincoln Children's Books This Book Will Save the Planet: A Climate-Justice Primer for Activists & Changemakers

This Book Will Save the Planet: A Climate-Justice Primer for Activists & Changemakers

By Dany Sigwalt


Publication Date: August 2, 2022

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Ages 12 to 16, Grades 7 to 11

This Book Will Save the Planet is a vital and timely illustrated study of the climate crisis that tells us exactly what we can do to help save the world we live in.

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. 

In this book, you will:Discover the core principles of climate justiceLearn how solidarity, community, and mutual aid can change the worldFind out how to use your privilege to stand-up for other people At the end of each chapter, there are activities and calls to action to get you thinking and to grow your knowledge. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper.


With kaleidoscopic and vibrant illustrations by artist Aurélia Durand, this book is written for everyone who lives on planet Earth. By the end, you’ll have the tools you need to go out and make a difference.

The Empower the Future series is a collection of vital and urgent books about how we can all build a better world. Other titles in the list include This Book is Feminist and This Book is Anti-Racist.

About the Author

Dany Sigwalt is a DC native, parent, and Co-Executive Director of Power Shift Network, an organization that works to mobilise the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change. She is working for climate justice, liberation, and healing for Black folks & all people.Aurélia Durand is a French graphic artist. Her work, which includes the illustrations for the #1 New York Times bestseller This Book Is Anti-Racist, is a vivid celebration of diversity; she dedicates her artistic voice to matters involving representation. Aurélia represents Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and empowered — a united community whose destinies are intertwined. These colorful personalities present the unified voice of a global community whose hopes, dreams, and desires envision an inclusive future for all. Her work has been featured in advertising campaigns, galleries, and editorial magazines; her clients include Nike, The New Yorker, Facebook, and more. Find her on Instagram: @4ur3lia.

Format: Paperback

Length: 160 pages

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Publication Date: August 2, 2022

ISBN: 9780711268890

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