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Our Right to a Healthy Environment
Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 112
Themes: sustainability, justice, climate crisis, STEM, activism
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 15/Mar/2022
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Everyone depends on clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and healthy soil for growing food. But what if your drinking water is dangerous, your air is polluted and your soil is toxic?

What can you do about that? Do you have the right to demand change?

Fresh Air, Clean Water: Defending Our Right to a Healthy Environment explores the connections between our environment and our health, and why the right to live in a healthy environment should be protected as a human right. The book features profiles of kids around the world who are taking action and important environmental rights court cases. Hear the powerful stories of those fighting for change.

School Library Connection
“Packed full of detail about historical political and governmental positions regarding our world; and yes, we all have a stake in this topic.”
Kirkus Reviews
“A forceful and informative handbook on environmental justice, accessible enough to strike a chord with young readers.”