Taking Action to Help the Environment

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Do you ever worry about the environment? Do you wish you could help make things better? The environmental activists profiled in this book do that every day. One eleven-year-old sold drawings of birds to raise money to help clean up an oil spill. A poet presented her writing against nuclear testing and rising sea levels to the United Nations. One activist coordinated murals and street theater to make people aware of health problems caused by local power plants. And a journalist wrote about the process of raising, processing, and selling beef, which changed how some meat is processed. Explore the stories of these inspiring kids and adults, and learn how to start making a difference yourself. Anyone can change the world!

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 10.2
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007110, JNF037020
Dewey 363.7
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1080
ATOS Reading Level 7.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 182593
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2017


School Library Journal

“A bright launching pad for tweens looking for social justice causes and accompanying role models. . . . [T]his series is a winner for collections in need of quality, inspirational materials on contemporary activists.”—School Library Journal

Author: Eric Braun

Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into his books (unbeknownst to them).

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Who's Changing the World?

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth, sick and injured people who needed help, and unfairness in schools, and they decided to make a… View available downloads →