These books to help youth change the world are ideal, for little activists. Often children and young people are made to feel scared about climate change, war, animal abuse etc. Here are some hopeful and practical inspirational books. If planting trees or making compost, see make your garden safe for pets, to know toxic plants to avoid.
Simple Acts To Change The World is a book with tips to make a difference, even small acts create an impact. From joining a volunteer organization to running for your local school committee. Amy Neumann founded Free Tech for Nonprofits and volunteers for Charity Ideas.
101 Small Ways to Change the World is a fun illustrated book, to get children inspired to make a difference. From saving energy to random acts of kindness, this is a practical book to inspire children at home, school and the local community. Ideas include talking to a new child in class, eating less meat, donating clothes and food, saying ‘no’ to plastic, buying local and planting trees.
100 Ways to Make the World a Better Place is a hands-on book for children to understand the biggest challenges, and take action, one step at a time. Based on the ‘learn, think, act’ framework, it provides background information and fun ideas on how to help solve each challenge. Includes curriculum-compliant activities that are easily tied to a classroom unit. Divided into three sections (people, community, planet), each chapter is devoted to one of 12 challenges the world faces, from extreme poverty and universal education, to jobs and diversity and clean energy and environmental conservation.
Karen Ng began work in investment banking, but now works in social impact investing, helping people and organisations to invest their money for positive change in the world. Kristen Liepmann education and children are the key to positive change, and currently works for an education nonprofit in California. Illustrator Mona Karaivanova is inspired by pine trees, long summer days, woodland creatures and good folk stories. She grew up in Bulgaria, and is currently riding bikes in The Netherlands.