Now more than ever, children must deal with the enormity of the climate crisis this planet is enduring, and are more aware about the role of humanity has in creating this crisis.
In the face of such a daunting challenge, Oisín McGann has written A Short, Hopeful Guide to Climate Change to inform children on what climate change is, but more importantly what they can do to be part of a global movement that is tackling climate change head on – with practical advice, information and more than a dollop of hope.
Published by Little Island in association with Friends of the Earth Ireland, 10% of the cover price of each copy sold will go to Friends of the Earth.
The books will be printed by Ashley House on 100% recycled FSC paper, with fully-biodegradable vegan inks and no plastic packaging, so this book is certainly part of the solution.
You can register for the launch here.
Oisín McGann will be in conversation with Sarah Webb on this book. There will be a Q&A session on the night but if you have any questions you’d like to send in advance, you can DM Little Island via Twitter.
About Friends of the Earth Ireland
Friends of the Earth Ireland campaign and build movement power to bring about the system change needed for a just world where people and nature thrive. They support people to come together to transform our world until social justice is the foundation of resilient and regenerative societies that flourish within the ecological limits of our one planet.
About Oisín McGann
Oisín McGann is a best-selling and award-winning writer and illustrator. His books include the Mad Grandad series, Headbomz: Wreckin’ Yer Head, Race the Atlantic Wind, The Gods and Their Machines and The Wildenstern Saga.
In 2014 and 2015, he was the Irish writer-in-residence for Weather Stations, an EU-funded project to use storytelling to raise awareness of Climate Change.
He has carried on this work through school residencies in primary and secondary schools.
About Sarah Webb
Sarah Webb is an award-winning children’s writer. Her books include Blazing a Trail: Irish Women who Changed the World (illustrated by Lauren O’Neill) and A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood (illustrated by Steve McCarthy), both winners of Irish Book Awards.
Sarah runs creative writing clubs for children and teens, reviews children’s books for the Irish Independent and programmes children’s and family events for book festivals and MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland).
Her latest books are Animal Crackers: Fun Animal Facts, illustrated by Alan Nolan and The One with the Waggly Tail: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood (illustrated by Steve McCarthy). The Little Beekeeper of Henrietta Street will be published in September.
Sarah is passionate about bringing children and books together and was awarded the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Books in Ireland in 2015.