Earth Day for Teens

Environmental fiction and nonfiction for high school kids.

Updated April 17, 2023
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How to change everything : the young human's guide to protecting the planet and each other
Klein, Naomi
"[A] uniquely inclusive perspective that will inspire conviction, passion, and action." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) An empowering, engaging young readers guide to understanding and battling climate change from the expert and bestselling author of This Changes...
No one is too small to make a difference
Thunberg, Greta
The #1 New York Times bestseller by Time's 2019 Person of the Year "Greta Thunberg is already one of our planet's greatest advocates." --Barack Obama The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has...
The story of more : how we got to climate change and where to go from here : adapted for young adults
Jahren, Hope
This young adult adaptation of acclaimed geochemist and geobiologist Hope Jahren's highly respected nonfiction work is the perfect book for those interested in learning about climate change and how they can contribute to creating a more sustainable future. Hope Jahren, acclaimed...
This book will save the planet : a climate-justice primer for activists and changemakers
Sigwalt, Dany
The marrow thieves
Dimaline, Cherie
Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text) Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award Winner of the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award Winner of the 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young...
No Planet B: A Teen Vogue Guide to the Climate Crisis
Diavolo, Lucy
An urgent call for climate justice from Teen Vogue, one of this generation's leading voices, using an intersectional lens - with critical feminist, indigenous, antiracist and internationalist perspectives. As the political classes watch our world burn, a new movement of young people is rising to...
Urgent message from a hot planet : navigating the climate crisis
Eriksson, Ann
The climate crisis is the issue of our time. Scientists have warned for over 100 years that burning fossil fuels and destroying nature will warm the earth's atmosphere and affect the climate in adverse ways: more severe and intense storms, prolonged heat waves, drought, flooding, wildfires...
Taking on the plastics crisis
Testa, Hannah
"Taking on the Plastics Crisis delivers straightforward advise for getting involved in the global movement to eliminate single-use plastics." -- Booklist, Starred Review "Brief yet inspirational, this story will galvanize youth to use their voices for change."--Kirkus...
War girls
Onyebuchi, Tochi
The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky. In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial...
Shusterman, Neal
When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The drought--or the Tap...
Rees, Clare
A survival story unlike anything you've ever read--perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and Rory Power The biggest problem with being trapped on a jellyfish isn't what you'd expect. You get over the fear of death (because you start looking forward to it) and the smell...
Pon, Cindy
"Fresh, compelling--and timely." --Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carve the Mark and the Divergent series "Vividly conjured...positively chilling." --The New York Times "Spectacular." --Buzzfeed Set in a...
Imaginary borders
Martinez, Xiuhtezcatl
"It won't take you long to read this book, but it will linger in your heart and head for quite a while, and perhaps inspire you to join in the creative, blossoming movement to make this world work." -- Bill McKibben, environmentalist, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Nature,...

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