Best Teen & Young Adult Environmental Conservation & Protection Books

Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Environmental Conservation & Protection Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

Author: by Paul Fleischman
208 pages

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Paul Fleischman offers teens an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them. We’re living in an Ah-Ha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never before seen.

The downsides weren’t visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking suburbs, cars, fast food, cheap prices. It’s a changed world. This book explains it. Not with isolated facts, but the principles driving attitudes and events, from vested interests to denial to big-country syndrome.

Because money is as important as molecules in the environment, science is joined with politics, history, and psychology to provide the briefing needed to comprehend the 21st century. Extensive back matter, including a glossary, bibliography, and index, as well as numerous references to websites, provides further resources.

2. The Way Between (Ari Ara Series – One girl creating a culture of peace in a time of war.)

Author: by Rivera Sun
Rising Sun Press Works
294 pages

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BOOK ONE OF THE AWARD-WINNING ARI ARA SERIES! National Geographic saysWHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWkids are reading this summer. A lot books about friendship, overcoming extreme barriers, and nonviolent fantasy (the Ari Ara Series by Rivera Sun). From National Geographic Kids, July 19, 2020″…

As magical as Tolkien and as authentic as Twain… This novel should be read aloud to everyone, by everyone, from childhood onward. Dr. Tom Hastings, Director of Peace VoiceAri Ara was a half-wild shepherdess running the black slopes of the High Mountains when the great warrior Shulen chose her as his apprentice in the mysterious Way Between.

With courage and determination, she enters a world of warriors and secrets, swords and magic, prophecy and danger. As the search for the Lost Heir propels two nations to the brink of war, Ari Ara must master this path between fight and flight before violence destroys everything she loves.

In an exciting blend of action, adventure, and fantasy, author Rivera Sun boldly takes the genre in a new direction. The Way Between combines everything we love about epic myths courage, daring, adventure with the skills of conflict resolution, anti-bullying, and ending violence.

3. Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

Author: by Michael J. Caduto
Fulcrum Publishing
240 pages

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Beginning with Native American stories, this invaluable resource provides hands-on activities that inspire children to understand and appreciate Native American cultures and the Earth.

4. Taking on the Plastics Crisis (Pocket Change Collective)

Author: by Hannah Testa
64 pages

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Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space.Space to think.Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.”Taking on the Plastics Crisis delivers straightforward advise for getting involved in the global movement to eliminate single-use plastics.” – Booklist, Starred Review”Brief yet inspirational, this story will galvanize youth to use their voices for change.”-Kirkus Reviews”Taking on the Plastics Crisis is a sobering and inspiring read by a brilliant young change maker.

Now is the time for all of us to come together to solve the plastic pollution crisis.”-Ed Begley Jr. (actor and environmental activist)In this personal, moving essay, youth activist Hannah Testa shares with readers how she led a grassroots political campaign to successfully pass state legislation limiting single-use plastics and how she influenced global businesses to adopt more sustainable practices.

Through her personal journey, readers can learn how they, too, can follow in Hannah’s footsteps and lower their carbon footprint by simply refusing single-use plastics. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists and artists.

5. Ben Archer and the Toreq Son: (The Alien Skill Series, Book 6)

Author: by Rae Knightly
414 pages

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“My all time favorite series!”CAN A HUMAN BOY SAVE EARTH FROM AN ALIEN INVASION? Things are looking dire for Ben Archer. From his jail cell on an alien warship Ben watches, helpless, as the Toreq blast the Earth with droughts, floods and hurricanes.

Bens hopes of bringing balance back to the natural world are in shambles. His enemies accuse him of having misused his alien power and are only too happy to make him the scapegoat for humanitys wrongdoings. Only Mesmo could convince his people to stand down.

But Mesmo has disappeared and Ben fears the worst. What can a thirteen-year-old-human boy do to save Earth? Can he regain his freedom and stop General Zoltar from executing his deep, dark secret one that could doom them all? The Alien Skill Series is a science-fiction adventure series for teens.

Readers who enjoy Percy Jackson or Crime Travelers will enjoy this fresh, age-appropriate story with a scifi twist the likes of A Wrinkle in Time and Animorphs. These middle-grade books have won the hearts of young and old alike, turning them into a best-selling, award-winning coming-of-age series filled with alien powers, hidden enemies and a thought-provoking glimpse into the way we treat our planet.

6. Imaginary Borders (Pocket Change Collective)

Author: by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
64 pages

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Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space.Space to think.Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.”It won’t take you long to read this book, but it will linger in your heart and head for quite a while, and perhaps inspire you to join in the creative, blossoming movement to make this world work.” – Bill McKibben, environmentalist, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Nature, journalist, and founder of 350.

Org”An inspiring story that will change the way all of us think about the climate crisis – and how we can solve it.” – Van Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream, and co-founder of Dream Corps”A hopeful, well-argued book on climate change written in a refreshing new voice.”- Kirkus Reviews, starred review”Martinez presents a meaningful, heartfelt call to action with content that reflects current issues.

Additionally, the book’s short length will appeal to reluctant readers. An essential purchase for any high school or public library.”- School Library Journal, starred reviewIn this personal, moving essay, environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his art and his activism to show that climate change is a human issue that can’t be ignored.

7. Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field Series)

Author: by Loree Griffin Burns
64 pages

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Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks trash in the name of science. From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean. The information he collects is much more than casual news; it is important scientific data.

And with careful analysis, Curt, along with a community of scientists, friends, and beachcombers alike, is using his data to understand and protect our ocean. In engaging text and unforgettable images, readers meet the woman who started it all (Curt’s mother!, the computer program that makes sense of his data (nicknamed OSCURS), and several scientists, both on land and on the sea, who are using Curt’s discoveries to preserve delicate marine habitats and protect the creatures who live in them.

A Boston GlobeHorn Book Award Honor Book for Nonfiction.

8. An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming

Author: by Al Gore
192 pages

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Former Vice President Al Gore’s New York Times #1 bestselling book is a daring call to action, exposing the shocking reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and the future we face if we do not take action to stop global warming.

Now, Viking has adapted this book for the most important audience of all: today’s youth, who have no choice but to confront this climate crisis head-on. Dramatic full-color photos, illustrations, and graphs combine with Gore’s effective and clear writing to explain global warming in very real terms: what it is, what causes it, and what will happen if we continue to ignore it.

An Inconvenient Truth will change the way young people understand global warming and hopefully inspire them to help change the course of history.

9. You Can Change the World: The Kids' Guide to a Better Planet

Author: by Lucy Bell
224 pages

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Kids around the world are working together to make our planet a better, safer, happier placeand now you can join in with this practical guide! You Can Change the World empowers kids to make changes in their lives and communities with the powerful message that anyone can make a difference in the world.

This colorfully illustrated book is packed with information, ideas, and activities for everyday sustainabilitylike mending clothes, composting, and avoiding single-use plastics. Interspersed throughout are features on children around the globe who are making a difference, such as Greta Thunberg or Solli Raphael, reminding kids that ordinary people can spark extraordinary change.

10. One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet

Author: by Anuradha Rao
Orca Book Publishers
208 pages

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The activists’ stories are extraordinary… It’s a powerful answer to Rao’s framing questions: Who is an environmental defender? What does she or he look like?Maybe like you. Maybe like me.’Publishers Weekly, starred review Thought-provoking reading for young people figuring out their own contributions.

This valuable compilation shows that Earth’s salvation lies in the diversity of its people. Kirkus Reviews, starred review One Earth profiles Black, Indigenous and People of Color who live and work as environmental defenders. Through their individual stories, the book shows that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to achieving environmental goals.

The twenty short biographies introduce readers to diverse activists from all around the world, who are of many ages and ethnicities. From saving ancient trees on the West Coast of Canada, to protecting the Irrawaddy dolphins of India, to uncovering racial inequalities in the food system in the United States, these environmental heroes are celebrated by author and biologist Anuradha Rao, who outlines how they went from being kids who cared about the environment to community leaders in their field.

11. The Dual Path: An Earth to Stars Adventure (Earth to Stars Adventures)

Author: by AnnaMariah Nau
259 pages

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What would you do if your eccentric, possibly magical aunt invited you to learn to live the world? Would you accept even if you had no idea what she meant? Twelve-year-old Zelia said, Yes! And the magic began. When twelve-year-old Zelia agrees to spend the summer with her Aunt Joy, she hopes for a peaceful, not-too-boring vacation from her parents.

But from the moment she sees her aunt dancing up the road in her kaleidoscopic dress, she realizes she’s in for an adventure. Soon Zelia abandons everything she thought she knew about herself and the real world as she claims a new name, dives into a magical book, embarking on the dual path to discover her own surprising powers.

They encounter mythical creatures, including a wise power-bestowing unicorn. They meet talking animals and trees, learn to see fairies again, travel from the Earth to the stars right into a magic wand garden. As they journey, they gather a joyful, wise-cracking band of travelers and later call themselves The Crystalline Heart Family.

12. Touch the Earth (Julian Lennon White Feather Flier Adventure)

Author: by Julian Lennon
Sky Pony
40 pages

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A New York Times bestseller that TODAY calls beautiful and stunning! Boys and girls can take to the air and learn how precious the Earth and her natural resources are. This interactive book immerses children in a fun and unique journey.

Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want! Just press a button printed on the page, and point the plane up in the air to fly, or down to land it! Fly to the top of a mountain!

Send clean water to thirsty people! Dive deep into the ocean (the Flier turns into a submarine! To pick up pollution and bring back the fish! Explore the planet, meet new people, and help make the world a better place!

The Flier’s mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet. An inspiring, lyrical story, rooted in Lennon’s life and work, Touch the Earth is filled with beautiful illustrations that bring the faraway world closer to young children.

13. The Race to Save the Lord God Bird

Author: by Phillip Hoose
Square Fish

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The tragedy of extinction is explained through the dramatic story of a legendary bird, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and of those who tried to possess it, paint it, shoot it, sell it, and, in a last-ditch effort, save it. A powerful saga that sweeps through two hundred years of history, it introduces artists like John James Audubon, bird collectors like William Brewster, and finally a new breed of scientist in Cornell’s Arthur A.

“Doc” Allen and his young ornithology student, James Tanner, whose quest to save the Ivory-bill culminates in one of the first great conservation showdowns in U.S. History, an early round in what is now a worldwide effort to save species.

As hope for the Ivory-bill fades in the United States, the bird is last spotted in Cuba in 1987, and Cuban scientists join in the race to save it. All this, plus Mr. Hoose’s wonderful story-telling skills, comes together to give us what David Allen Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Birds calls “the most thorough and readable account to date of the personalities, fashions, economics, and politics that combined to bring about the demise of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.”The Race to Save the Lord God Bird is the winner of the 2005 Boston Globe – Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and the 2005 Bank Street – Flora Stieglitz Award.

14. All the Way to the Ocean

Author: by Joel Harper
Freedom Three Publishing
32 pages

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An uplifting story about two best friends, Isaac and James, and their discovery of the cause and effect relationship between our cities’ storm drains and the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. It is sure to inspire both young and adult readers alike and teach a timeless life lesson-If we all do our part, a cleaner, safer environment is indeed within our reach.

15. The Puffin Plan: Restoring Seabirds to Egg Rock and Beyond

Author: by Derrick Z. Jackson
200 pages

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Fifty years ago, a young ornithologist named Steve Kress fell in love with puffin. After learning that hunting had eradicated their colonies on small, rocky islands off the coast of Maine, he resolved to bring them back. So began a decades-long quest that involved collecting chicks in Canada, flying them to Maine, raising them in coffee-can nests, transporting them to their new island home, watching over them as they grew, and then waitingfor yearsto see if they would come back.

This is the story of how the Puffin Project reclaimed a piece of our rich biological heritage, and how it inspired other groups around the world to help other species re-root in their native lands.