Ethico Bookshelf – March reads
- Here’s what our reading list looks like this month. Pick a title of your choice and join us!
When Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring hit the book-stands back in the 1960s, the climate crisis was still a distant reality. And yet, the book made the right kind of noise and attracted the right kind of attention towards environmental urgencies. Cut to 2020, the talk around environmental degradation is far more pressing. Thankfully, there are a host of titles that help break down and build up the environment conversation.
To navigate better through the dense jungle of eco reads, librarian teacher and eco crusader in her own right, Sheena Kelly, brings you a bunch of 5 titles every month. Split into 5 different categories – Picture Book, Elementary, Mid-level, High-level, Adult – these books choose different styles and narratives to address the climate crisis.
But it’s not all grim and dystopian (well there’s that too). There are happy tales, informative insights, actionable changes and so much more!
To begin, let’s March on!
”The Problem of the Hot World” By Pam Bonsper
Five friendly forest creatures try to figure out where the water went and why the trees are gone in this picture book.
“Let’s Think About Sustainable Energy” By Vic Parker
Discusses sustainable energy while encouraging critical thinking skill development in children.
“Mission: Save the Planet: 10 Steps Any Kid Can Take to Help Save the Planet” By Sally Ride and Tam O’Shaughnessy
Practical tips for kids who want to make changes in their lifestyle to positively impact the environment.
“Love Earth Now: The Power of Doing One Thing Every Day” By Cheryl Leutjen
The “Love Earth” invitations in this book invite readers to reflect on their eco journey with calls to action.
“Six Degrees” By Mark Lynas
Outlines what will happen to the earth as it warms degree by degree to the temperature forecasted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Sheena Kelly is a teacher librarian working at Ascend International School in Mumbai. For over ten years, she has worked to connect library users of all ages with the right resources. If you'd like to get in touch about this list, email her at [email protected]