Focusing on older students and their growing curiosity during their time in middle school, these books are perfect for exploring ways to help the environment while learning about similar aged peers already making a difference.
Lonely Planet Kids: 101 Small Ways to Change the World- This book is perfect for kids looking for real world applications in real time! 101 Small Ways to Change the World provides a variety of ways students can start making a difference in the world. From energy-saving ideas to random acts of kindness, this practical and creative book will inspire them to go beyond even their own aspirations.
Old Enough to Make a Difference- Speaking of being inspired, this next book, Old Enough to Make a Difference, introduces students to 12 enterprising kids from around the world who have started businesses to help not only their community but the planet. Learn about their work and discover how the future of the world starts with you!
You Are Mighty!- What does it mean to be a good citizen? This book focuses on just that, learning about ways to be a good citizen. This guide features different ways to instigate change, DIY activities, and stories about real change makers such as Claudette Colvin. There are lots of action steps that students can choose from, so get started by adding this book to your list!
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind- William Kamkwamba’s tiny village in Malawi is facing a terrible drought that is leaving them without crops or anything to eat. William begins exploring science books and learns about an idea that will end up changing his and his family’s life forever!