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Stand Up! Speak Up!

A Story Inspired by the Climate Change Revolution



Stand Up! Speak Up! provides a simple introduction to activism through the eyes of a young girl who attends a climate change march and becomes inspired to do her part to help the planet. By speaking up and encouraging her community to get involved, the book shows that no change is too small, and no person is too young to make a difference. The picture book also profiles fourteen young persons from around the world who have taken action on environmental issues. The book jacket becomes a sign that reads, “Marching for MY Future" ready to be used for the next Climate Change march.

General Assessment

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This picture book provides an age-appropriate introduction to climate change activism. It offers the opportunity to discuss the role younger students can play to help make a difference. The storyline encourages students to get involved in climate activism and feel empowered to be part of the solution.

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Themes Addressed

Air, Atmosphere & Climate (1)

  • Climate Change

Citizenship (2)

  • Community-Building and Participation
  • General Guide to Taking Action

Ecosystems (1)

  • Appreciating the Natural World