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Yes, kids CAN!

I am so in awe of the twenty-one young people, ages eleven to twenty-two, suing the Federal Government in order to recognize and address the looming crisis of climate change for a better future (or for even a future). The Juliana v. U.S. trial was set to begin next Monday, October 29 -- and has been put on hold by the Supreme Court. Follow #YouthvGov #TrialoftheCentury -- there are rallies this weekend at courthouses across the U.S.

Below are some additional articles and links from The Horn Book about environmental activism and young people Making a Difference. As Whitney said, children are our future -- let's amplify their important work! #HBMaD

From Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book:

Young People Making a Difference

Environmental Activism


From Notes from the Horn Book:

Five Questions for Cynthia Levinson about The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

The Horn Book Herald: Spring News: Earth Day

From Family Reading:

“Leave the books on the bed”: Shaping a child’s social conscience

Squeaky Little Wheels

Marching for their lives

Choose Love...and Lemonade

From Out of the Box:

The faces of change

From Lolly's Classroom:

Challenge Your Students to Activism

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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