To Change a Planet


Author: Christina Soontornvat


Illustrator: Rahele Jomepour Bell


Our planet seems tough,

but it is fragile.

Our planet seems big,

but it needs us.

Spare, poetic text and jaw-dropping pictures gently illuminate the causes of climate change while also providing hope and hands-on solutions that will edify and empower even the youngest readers.

One carbon dioxide molecule may seem small and insignificant. But when cars, factories, and cities let loose millions and billions and trillions, they can trap and stifle like a too-warm blanket. One notch higher on the thermometer may seem small and insignificant, but one notch higher can change our seas, our seasons, life, us. But when one person and one person and one person become many…THEY can change a planet—for the better.