Be the Change:  Rob Greenfield’s Call to Kids – Making a Difference in a Messed-Up World by Rob Greenfield and Antonia Banyard

Published by Greystone Kids

Summary:  Environmental activist Rob Greenfield has lived in an off-grid tiny house, bicycled across the country, gone without showering for 1,000 days, and worn a “trash suit” through the streets of New York City to show people how much garbage they generate in a month.  Diving into different environmental issues like energy, food waste, and transportation, he encourages kids to think about changes they can make in their lives and profiles young environmental activists.  He includes sections on disconnecting from technology and building community, and how living more simply can encourage growth in both areas.  Includes a glossary, list of resources, and index.  87 pages; grades 3-7.

Pros:  An inspiring and accessible read, with lots of photos, infographics, and short sections of text that encourage kids to see how making small (and big) lifestyle changes can have a real impact.

Cons:  The tiny font.

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