The Green Girls

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Emma, Lily, and Fadila want to save the planet . . . but no one around them seems to care.

Frustrated, they name themselves the Green Girls, take to social media, and launch a series of bold protests. Alongside their classmate and aspiring Green Girl Silas, the crew risks getting in trouble (and stirs some up) to raise awareness about container ship pollution, palm oil overproduction, and more environmental hazards. With a mix of livestreams, spray paint, and bungee cords, they’re out to make a difference—and get their followers to do the same.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Graphic Novels
Category Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Publication Date 2023-03-07
Text Type Fiction—Action/Adventure
BISACS JUV008040, JUV039290, JUV063000
Dewey 741.5/944
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Loïc Nicoloff

Loïc Nicoloff writes scripts for films, TV, and comics. After having directed nearly twenty short films, most of which have won awards in France and abroad, he is preparing his first feature film. Whether his stories take place in the contemporary world or in fantasy worlds, he wants to create bubbles of imagination—places where readers can escape and live out extraordinary adventures.

Illustrator: Antoine Losty

After three years in an animation school in Bordeaux, French comic book illustrator and designer Antoine Losty released his comic Splash through Dupuis in 2020. He particularly fond of working with light and color in his illustrations. He is active on—and draws inspiration from—the social network Instagram.

Illustrator: Roberta Pierpaoli

Roberta Pierpaoli is a comic artist in Senigallia, Italy.

Illustrator: Alberto Zanon

Alberto Zanon is a graphic novel and character designer for Italian and international publishers including The Walt Disney Company, Sergio Bonelli Editore, Dark Horse, Groupe Paquet.

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  • Green Earth Book Award Longlist, Long-listed, 2024


School Library Journal

“[W]ill help to raise readers’ awareness about how these forms of pollution are truly worldwide issues and not just American problems. The artwork is eye-catching and colorful and brings even more energy to this already exciting story. For readers looking for stories ripped from the headlines or anyone who cares about saving the Earth.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will be drawn in by bright, approachable illustrations and stay for the determination of these young eco-warriors.”—Kirkus Reviews