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April Reading List Inspired by Sustainability

Our friends at Hudson Park Library in SoHo helped us compile a sustainability-themed reading list for the month of April, with selections focusing on renewable energy, water, conservation, and climate change. Check out a book from your local library and set up a cozy spot in the park!

Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World written and illustrated by Allan Drummond

It’s windy on the Danish island of Samsø. Meet the environmentally-friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest written and illustrated by Lynn Cherry

The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an axe of the importance of not cutting down their home.

Jane Goodall written by María Isabel Sánchez Vegara and illustrated by Beatrice Cerrochi

When Jane was little, her father gave her a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. This inspired her lifelong love of animals, and she went to study them in the wild as soon as she could.

10 Things I Can Do To Help My World written and illustrated by Melanie Walsh

A beautifully simple book for small children where transforming pages reveal ten things that everyone can do to help conserve their world.

Water’s Children: Celebrating the Resource That Unites Us All written Angèle Delaunois and illustrated by Gérard Frischeteau

Around the world, 12 young people describe what water means to them. The descriptions are as varied as the landscapes the speakers inhabit, but each of them also expresses, in their own language, a universal truth: Water is life.

PicturedUntitled by Chris Barbieri, USA. Part of CMA’s Permanent Collection.

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