Climate Champions: 15 Women Fighting for Your Future

Chicago Review. (Women of Power). Mar. 2023. 224p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781641607001.
Gr 7 Up–The biographies of 15 climate activists focus on their path to success, field of study, and day-to-day life. Each vignette is approximately 10 to 15 pages, containing many personal quotes, thus giving the feel of a personal conversation rather than a textbook biography. Scientists and activists from around the world are presented without excess glorification, allowing readers to see themselves in the stories. Additionally, many of the featured women, such as Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru, are young, and their voices are relatable to teens. Without an index or facts, such as birthdates, this book is less useful as a research tool and more appealing to future climate activists who will be inspired by the stories and find guidance through the women’s paths to success. The writing is captivating and will engage anyone even slightly interested in climate change or strong female role models. No photos or illustration are included. Contains a table of contents, acknowledgments, referenced resources and podcasts, and notes.
VERDICT This book is a solid choice for libraries looking to inspire teens interested in climate change.

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