by Amara Lawrence on Jan 04, 2023

As we take the time to appreciate our planet on the 51st Earth Day, it is also a great time to start thinking about how we can all work together to tackle climate change and the best way to introduce your children to the plights our planet is facing.


Ugandan climate justice activist, Vanessa Nakate has been centre stage fighting to save our planet, providing a voice for young Black boys and girls but there is still a long way to go when it comes to tackling climate change. Earth Day president believes that climate literacy is key to creating a more sustainable planet for future generations and Woke Babies has the perfect introductory books for your children.


digital illustration of black child in black and orange wet suit on surfboard

Clean Up written by actor Nathan Bryon, tells a story as to how we can tackle the climate crisis by working together. The book’s protagonist is a young Black girl called Rocket who teaches us how we can all play a part in protecting the environment but also that by doing so, we can better our community, creating a shared pride in our local beauty spots.  


illustration black child with big blue body of water

Dear Earth by Isabel Otter tells the story of a young girl called Tessa who writes a letter to the Earth, admiring its oceans, forests and wildlife. By writing and sharing her letter, she has the power to save the Earth, only if enough people are willing to listen.


Check out Clean Up and Dear Earth to see Black characters lead the conversation on climate change and inspire your children to help better their community.