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Ethico Bookshelf – November reads

Ethico Bookshelf – November reads

Sheena Kelly
  • 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!

Introducing the November stack!


Picture Book

“Seeds of Change: Wangari’s Gift to the World” By Jen Cullerton Johnson

An illustrated biography about the woman who made big changes by planting tiny seeds.


“Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest” By Peter Wohlleben

Change the way you walk in nature with this imaginative book.

Middle Level

“A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals” By Millie Marotta

This book inspires children’s interest in animals, outlining what endangered species are and what is being done to preserve them. 

High School

“The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near Far) to Create Social Change” By Barbara A. Lewis

Teens discover how to create change in a variety of social areas through service actions. 


“Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” By Paul Hawken

Can humanity turn back from the harm done to the environment? This book offers 100 solutions that could undo the damage.

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