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The Challenge of a Generation



This book written by Christina-Angelina Kassongo is an inspiring story of today's pressing environmental issues. The characters in this story are faced with overwhelming litter. After readjusting their attitudes and looking for playful ways to solve the problem, they are able to work together to find solutions. Their playful approach to the problem symbolizes a confident hope for future generations who wish to live in a waste-free environment.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This book would be a great addition when encouraging younger generations to seek creative solutions to today’s problems. Could be used as an introduction for Waste Reduction Week and Earth Day.

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Themes Addressed

Citizenship (2)

  • Community-Building and Participation
  • Sustainable Consumption

Economics (1)

  • Poverty Reduction

Ecosystems (1)

  • Appreciating the Natural World

Human Rights (2)

  • Education
  • Poverty

Waste Management (2)

  • Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Source Reduction