November 4 is National Book Lovers Day. Celebrate with a book about the environment! Read stories about environmental justice, climate change, and women in science and technology. Read about how the everyday decisions we make affect our planet.
Here are some suggestions for environmentally themed books. Book descriptions are taken directly from websites referenced.
Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story by Gandhi Arun, 2016
At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste.
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists by Jeannine Atkins, 2000
If there is a pre-teen or adolescent in your life, especially a girl, take a look at this empowering, inspiring chapter book. It portrays the youths and careers of six remarkable women whose curiosity about nature fueled a passion to steadfastly overcome obstacles to careers in traditionally men-only occupations.
Saving Wonder by Marky Knight, 2016
Curley Hines has lost his father, mother, and brother to coal mining, and now he lives with his grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Wonder Gap, Kentucky–but when the mining company prepares to destroy their mountain he must use the words his grandfather has taught him to save Red Hawk Mountain, even if it means losing the life he loves.
Dig Too Deep by Amy Allgeyer, 2016
When a nearby mountaintop removal mine is suspected of contaminating the water and sickening the residents of a small Kentucky town, sixteen-year-old Liberty Briscoe searches for answers.
Also, find additional titles on these book-focused websites:
A Mighty Girl – This website features a large collection of books for girls of all ages on a range of environmental topics, including recycling, planting, ecosystems and geology.
The Nature Generation- This organization bestows the Green Earth Book Award on books with environmental stewardship themes for children through young adult audiences.
Happy National Book Lovers Day! Happy reading to you, and tell us about your favorite books on science and the environment! Leave us a comment below.