Our Future

  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Series: Kids Making a Difference
  • Themes:environmental activism, Black history, transgender, LGBTQ, mental health
  • Available:09/10/2019
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:940L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Y
Young people from across the globe are raising awareness about what issues matter to them most and are working to protect the future that we all share. American Jaelun Parkerson kneels with his football teammates during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Canadian Autumn Peltier spoke in front of the United Nations to raise awareness about water pollution Melati Wijsen from Indonesia started working at twelve-years-old to convince her government to ban plastic bags. And Tiassa Mutunkei from Kenya started a club for young people to stop elephants from being killed for their ivory tusks. Our Future shines a light on the efforts on ten brilliant and brave young activists who are making a difference for the future of our planet. The book's final pages give ideas for how young people can try and make a difference in their own lives and communities.
"A useful addition to a growing body of literature challenging young readers to help make change in the world."
– Kirkus Reviews

The accounts are easy to read and accompanied by appealing illustrations and relevant photos; readers will find plenty to identify with here. Our Future: How Kids are Taking Action is a useful addition to any collection on these topics...Highly Recommended.

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"In Our Future, their passion, imagination, and positivity are reflected in a visually arresting design that combines photographs, colourful sidebars, and Wilson's own mixed-media encaustic illustrations."
– Quill & Quire
Nautilus Book Awards SILVER Award in the Middle Grade Non-Fiction category   | 2019  |  Winner
Red Cedar Information Award Nominee 2020/21   | 2020  |  Short-listed