Earth Squad

50 People Who Are Saving the Planet


By Alexandra Zissu

Illustrated by Nhung Lê

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Inspire young activists with stories about 50 inspiring and extraordinary environmental crusaders working to save our planet.

Kids across the globe will be moved by the passion of these amazing eco-warriors who have dedicated their lives to making our world a better place. Alongside dynamic illustrations and entertaining biographical information, you'll find practical tips that anyone can do to help save the earth. Every one of us can make a difference, and, together as an Earth Squad, we can change the world.

Meet the Earth Squad:
Will Allen
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Inka Saara Arttijeff
David Attenborough
Precious Brady-Davis
Erin Brockovich
Vicki Buck
Rachel Carson
Yvon Chouinard
Opha Pauline Dube
Lamya Essemlali
Christiana Figueres
Eileen Fisher
Eunice Newton Foote
Wan Gang
Al Gore
James Hansen
Vanessa Hauc
Hilda Heine
Chai Jing
Alexandra Koroleva
Winona LaDuke
Dr. Phil Landrigan
Annie Leonard
Wangari Maathai
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Gina McCarthy
William McDonough
Bill McKibben
Angela Merkel
Charles Moore
Margaret "Mardy" Murie
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Gabriel Orozco
Carlo Petrini
Mark Ruffalo
Pete Seeger
Peggy Shepard
Vandana Shiva
Marina Silva
Sandra Steingraber
David Suzuki
Greta Thunberg
Sarah Toumi
The Trimates
Alexandria Villaseñor
Alice Waters
Charles Windsor
Ken Yeang

  • Although the profiles are meant to pique curiosity, their real strength is in their breadth and diversity… For browsers, reluctant readers, and budding environmentalists alike.
  • [A] good introduction to inspire readers new to the cause.
    Kirkus Reviews
  • Highly recommended for any library, particularly in communities where climate science is especially relevant. Budding environmental activists will be inspired to take action.
    School Library Journal
  • "This lively 'who's who' presents a diverse group of individuals who have made great strides in fighting climate change."
    The Horn Book

On Sale
Mar 2, 2021
Page Count
160 pages
Running Press Kids

Alexandra Zissu

About the Author

Alexandra Zissu is a writer, editor, and content consultant. As a journalist, she has written extensively about food, chefs, fashion, trends, pregnancy, parenting, and especially green living for The New York Times, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Bon Appétit, Health, New York, Vogue, Self, Refinery29, and Time Out New York, among other publications. A native New Yorker, she now lives in the Hudson Valley with her family to be close to the farms that feed them.

Nhung Lê was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam and formerly based in Brooklyn. Her work has been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Eater, Stylist Magazine, and more. She is currently enjoying the sun in Sydney, Australia.

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