Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth

Chicago Review. Apr. 2021. 128p. pap. $16.99. ISBN 9781641603713.
Gr 5-9–This timely collection about female climate change activists highlights young organizers from across the world. Activists range from eco-conscious fashion designers to sit-in organizers and each young woman’s accomplishments are given a few pages. Each activist’s biography also includes a photo, some brief personal information, and their Instagram handle, if available. The information is very current as it discusses adjustments being made as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, this could be a drawback as it will likely become obsolete quickly. Notably absent is the ever-popular Greta Thunberg, but this will be refreshing for readers who are involved in climate activism themselves or are highly familiar with the movement. The stories are relatable and inspiring, and readers will be excited to find ways to get involved in their own communities after hearing what young women are doing around the world. While all the activists are involved with climate change issues, many of them are also involved in other facets of social and political organizing and readers may become interested in how organizers from many facets intersect.
VERDICT Younger teens and tweens will be inspired by this timely collection of young female activists who are bringing climate change to the forefront. Nonfiction collections serving younger teens would benefit from this title.

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