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To Change a Planet

By Christina Soontornvat   Illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338628616 Hardcover
40 Pages | 10.291" x 10.396" | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338831863 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

A beautiful ode to our planet and a clarion call to protect it.

One person.

Small, quiet,


But when one person,

and one person,

and one person

become many,

they can change

a planet.

Spare, poetic text and breathtaking pictures invite readers on a stirring journey that gently illuminates the causes of climate change as well as how our individual and collective actions can make the world better.

Meticulously researched and brimming with beauty, hope, and hands-on solutions that will edify and empower even the youngest readers, this loving ode to our planet is vital for every child, classroom, and family.

Raves & reviews:

* “Earth’s beauty and fragility provide the impetus for activism in this introduction to climate change. In the opening and concluding compositions, Bell’s gouache and digital full-bleed spreads employ a circular motif to frame and represent the book’s subject. . . . Challenging concepts are conveyed simply . . . (and) suggest concrete ways for children to make a difference.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“In short, elegant lines of lyrical prose, Soontornvat explores the history of humanity’s relationship to Earth and confronts the modern threat of extreme weather events and environmental destruction. While these passages offer a sober warning, the book’s overall tone is hopeful, centered around the conviction that, just as we can exacerbate the effects of climate change, so too can we forestall and reverse them.” — School Library Journal

“Soontornvat's clean, straightforward prose about the global crisis makes this alluring picture book accessible to early readers. . . . The cogency of Bell's mixed-media illustrations cannot be exaggerated. Her striking colors, rich detail and lush textures pull readers into both the planet's beauty and its devastation.” — Shelf Awareness