This Book Will Save the Planet: A Climate-Justice Primer for Activists and Changemakers (Empower the Future) (Paperback)
*2023 Notable Social Studies Trade Book*
With this third title in the New York Times #1 best-selling Empower the Future series, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of climate change and climate justice.
Our planet is in crisis. The ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, wildfires are raging… and those most affected by global warming are marginalized communities across the globe.
But all is not lost—there’s still time for each and every one of us to make a difference.
Through the lens of intersectionality, author Dany Sigwalt lays out the framework for how we can come together to fight climate change, and how we can work to put people over profit. The planet is not protected if all its inhabitants are not; the people are not protected if the planet they inhabit is not.
In this book, you will:
- Discover the core principles of climate justice
- Learn how solidarity, community, and mutual aid can change the world
- Find out how to use your privilege to stand-up for other people
At the end of each chapter, there are activities and calls to action to get you thinking and to grow your knowledge. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper.
With kaleidoscopic and vibrant illustrations by artist Aurélia Durand, this book is written for everyone who lives on planet Earth. By the end, you’ll have the tools you need to go out and make a difference.
The Empower the Future series is a collection of vital and urgent books about how we can all build a better world. Other titles in the list include This Book is Feminist and This Book is Anti-Racist.
Dany Sigwalt is a DC native, parent, and Co-Executive Director of Power Shift Network, an organization that works to mobilise the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change. She is working for climate justice, liberation, and healing for Black folks & all people.
Aurélia Durand is a French graphic artist. Her work, which includes the illustrations for the #1 New York Times bestseller This Book Is Anti-Racist, is a vivid celebration of diversity; she dedicates her artistic voice to matters involving representation. Aurélia represents Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and empowered — a united community whose destinies are intertwined. These colorful personalities present the unified voice of a global community whose hopes, dreams, and desires envision an inclusive future for all. Her work has been featured in advertising campaigns, galleries, and editorial magazines; her clients include Nike, The New Yorker, Facebook, and more. Find her on Instagram: @4ur3lia.
“A rousing investigation into the climate crisis. Part of the “Empower the Future” series, and one of Quarto’s lead titles for August.”—The Bookseller
'Dany's book is approachable, her methods accessible to all and she wants us to see that if we protect the planet then we are also protecting ourselves. She presents us with activities, things we can think about, things we can put into action, at the end of each chapter. She also gives us calls to action. In essence gives us the tools we need to make a difference and explains throughout why it matters.’ —Armadillo Magazine