All the Feelings Under the Sun: How to Deal with Climate Change

Magination. Sept. 2021. 160p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781433833915.
Gr 5-9–A cross between an emotional support workbook and a climate change science primer. Illustrations or graphs on nearly every page make this an accessible title for upper middle graders and middle schoolers. Each chapter (for instance, “Practicing Eco-Justice,” “Everything Is Connected”) presents activities, such as conducting meditation exercises and making lists and notes for oneself. Students are encouraged to reflect on a variety of aspects of climate change. There are also pages devoted to introducing youth activists who are making a difference in their communities. For students interested in environmental issues and climate change, as well as the emotions that these topics stir up, this may be just the book they need. Some of the exercises included are aimed at helping kids reflect on grief, gratitude, and empathy; they also encourage kids to pause to reflect, breathe, and spend time outdoors. Back matter includes a glossary and notes for educators, parents, and caregivers.
VERDICT Taking on everything from bees to disease to emotions, this workbook is a general purchase where patron interest in climate change activism is strong. Educators may find it useful for classroom learning and discussions.

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