Stand Up! Speak Up! A Story Inspired by the Climate Change Revolution by Andrew Joyner

Published by Schwartz and Wade

Stand Up! Speak Up!: A Story Inspired by the Climate Change Revolution:  Joyner, Andrew: 9780593301586: Amazon.com: Books
Stand Up! Speak Up!: A Story Inspired by the Climate Change Revolution:  Joyner, Andrew: 9780593301586: Amazon.com: Books

Summary:  Each sentence in this book has just two words: Wake up. Dress up.  Meet up.  The girl in the story is on her way to a rally about climate change.  She’s excited to hold a sign, listen to speakers, and cheer, and that evening she sees the rally on the news.  But the stories after hers are reporting on wildfires, floods, and hurricanes, and she goes to bed feeling discouraged.  Lying awake, she has some new ideas, and the next morning sets about putting them into action.  The final gatefold spread shows her working at a table with information, surrounded by other environmental activists.  Includes drawings and brief profiles of 14 young climate activists from around the world.  40 pages; ages 4-9.

Pros:  An inspiring book for young activists (the dust jacket is printed on the back to be used as a protest sign) with lots to look at.  The busy illustrations tell the story effectively with minimal words, and convey the message that making social change isn’t a one-day event.

Cons:  I was hoping that the real-life activists were hidden somewhere in the crowd scenes, but I couldn’t find any of them.

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