Children’s / Teenage: Social issues

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SOS Water

With humour and a touch of poetry, this picture book features a sailor named Lalo, and Rosa, a goldfish, dealing with the pollution caused by plastic water bottles. Lalo wants to find a safe and clean ...

Let's Get Creative

By (author) Jessica Rose
Illustrated by Jarett Sitter
Categories: Children’s / Teenage: Social issues
Series: Orca Think

Environmental artists across the globe are using their creativity to help the environment and create a more sustainable world.

There’s no question that creating art makes our lives better. Just think ...

Have You Seen an Elephant?

A girl's hilariously unsuccessful search for elephants serves as a clever allegory for the disappearance of these iconic animals. The first book in a series focused on endangered animals.

Meet Alex. She's ...

Get Outside!

We know spending time in nature is good for us, but why? And how did people become so disconnected from the natural world, anyway?

Get Outside! How Humans Connect with Nature explores the important relationship ...

Walking Trees

Lily wants a tree for her birthday. Although she and her father live in a tiny dark apartment, she promises to give it water and sun and air. But after she receives her tree—whom she names George—even ...

Rise Up and Sing!

By (author) Andrea Warner
Illustrated by Louise Reimer
Categories: Children’s / Teenage: Social issues

This inspiring introduction to activism and social justice for young teens shows the important role music plays in changing the world, featuring:

  • Musicians young teens will know and love: Beyoncé, Billie ...

When the Ocean Came to Town

A love letter to the ocean, and to adapting to climate change, the newest picture book by award-winning creators Sal Sawler and Emma FitzGerald will inspire young readers to build better solutions, and ...

World Shakers

What does it take to change the world? Whether it was the rule that forced Muslim women athletes like Ibtihaj Muhammad to choose between competition and wearing hijab or Indigenous women like Mary Two-Axe ...

The Most Beautiful Thing I Have Ever Seen

A little girl sees her mother’s fear when war comes to their home. Fear is replaced with hope when they board a huge, shiny airplane. When it lands, they are somewhere new, and slowly, it comes to feel ...


An honest and stirring novel about the choices made by young environmental activists, and the balancing act between consequence and triumph

Malia has had a privileged upbringing in Indonesia, but since ...