Old Enough to Save the Planet

by Loll Kirby (Author) Adelina Lirius (Illustrator)

Old Enough to Save the Planet
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

An inspiring look at young climate change activists who are changing the world

The world is facing a climate crisis like we've never seen before. And kids around the world are stepping up to raise awareness and try to save the planet. As people saw in the youth climate strike in September 2019, kids will not stay silent about this subject--they're going to make a change. Meet 12 young activists from around the world who are speaking out and taking action against climate change. Learn about the work they do and the challenges they face, and discover how the future of our planet starts with each and every one of us.

School Library Journal

Gr 2-5--This nonfiction picture book introduces 12 children from around the world who made positive impacts in their communities to help save the planet. Each spread spotlights a different activist, explains what each child did, and why their activism was so important. For example, Adeline Tiffanie Suwana, an Indonesian girl, formed a community group at age 12 called Friends of Nature to address the cause of flooding. The text explains how planting trees helps the environment and human life, the benefits of water conservation, reducing food waste, and more. Vibrant, expressive pen and ink illustrations supplement the text. The end of the book features helpful tips on how to get engaged in environmental activism as well as further reading. VERDICT A great purchase for school and public libraries that highlights how children can effect change.--Kristen Higgins, Nanuet Public Library, Nanuet, New York

Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"Inspiring fare for the next generation of world savers." — "Kirkus Reviews"
Loll Kirby
Loll Kirby is a teacher based in Bristol. Inspired by her students, she wrote this book for anyone who wants to make a difference. Adelina Lirius is an illustrator whose nature and animal drawings are known around the world for their playfulness and color. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
February 20, 2021

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