Illustrator Laurie McGaw recommends Severn and the Day She Silenced the World by Janet Wilson. “This book caught my attention because of its timely subject: the state of our earth’s environment. Twenty-three years ago, 12-year-old Canadian Severn Cullis-Suzuki delivered a speech to leaders from all over the world who had gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Earth Summit. As the publisher states, ‘Her story is about the power that children have to create change, and to make adults of the world sit up and listen.’ It’s a vital message—and one that is even more relevant today. Written in an engaging style, this is an inspiring story, for kids and adults alike, about one young person’s determination to influence the world for the better.”
Severn and the Day She Silenced the World (A Kids’ Power Book/Second Story Press, 2014) is recommended for ages 9-13.
Be sure to check out Escape in Time, written by Ronit Lowenstein-Malz and illustrated by Laurie McGaw (MB Publishing, 2015), and Avram’s Gift, written by Margie Blumberg and illustrated by Laurie McGaw (MB Publishing, 2003).
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