The earth’s temperature is rising. Snowcaps are melting. The sea level is rising. The weather has become more extreme as different countries now experience stronger typhoons, more floods, droughts, and wildfires, harming hundreds of millions of people all over the world—including children. According to UNICEF (2019), children’s rights and the state of the environment are not mutually exclusive. In fact, children are one of the most vulnerable sectors to the impacts of climate change. It threatens their life, health, education, and their right to grow in a safe environment. But despite these, children are the least heard when it comes to climate-related decisions.
I Am the Change in Climate Change is a response to this challenge. Geared for kids six to 12 years old, the book includes child-friendly illustrations, age-appropriate language, and interactive activities that are grounded in science. The book encourages children to learn about climate change: its definition, causes, and effects. Easy day-to-day practices help children realize that that there are things that they can do, even at an early age, to respond and adapt to climate change. Most importantly, the book is a way to increase children’s adaptive capacity, promote environmental stewardship in the community, and raise a generation that’s capable of creating real change.
BUY ONE, DONATE TWO! With every purchase of this book, CANVAS will give two books to two children from poor and disadvantaged communities in the Philippines through the One Million Books for One Million Filipino Children Campaign.
ADRIANA: I really enjoyed the activity pages. The information and illustrations are very, very good. I learned a lot more about climate change through this book. We really need to take action NOW, even us kids can do a lot.
AUTHOR: Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay, Ph.D.
ILLUSTRATOR: Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK)
DATE PUBLISHED: 2021