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Saving Earth

Saving Earth

Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich; introduction by Nathaniel Rich; illutsrated by Tim Foley

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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A timely and important nonfiction book for middle grade readers, about the decade in which the trajectory of climate change could have been reversed and how young people today can rise to action.

By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours.

Adapted from Losing Earth, the full book form of the riveting 2018 issue of New York Times Magazine, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's Saving Earth tells the human story of climate change from the distant past into the present day, wrestling with the long shadow of our failures, what might be ahead for today's youth, and crucial questions of how we understand the world we live in. It is a call to action, a riveting dramatic history, and a rare literary achievement.

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Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich; introduction by Nathaniel Rich; illutsrated by Tim Foley

Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich is the author of 8th Grade Superzero, a Notable Book for A Global Society and Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She is the co-author of the NAACP Image Award nominated Two Naomis, a Junior Library Guild selection, and its sequel, Naomis Too. She is the editor of The Hero Next Door, a 2019 anthology from We Need Diverse Books. She lives with her family in NYC, where she writes, makes things, and needs to get more sleep.

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Terri Foley

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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