It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and of course we at BookPage have some reading suggestions to make! Anyone concerned about our planet’s future shouldn’t miss this Q&A with environmental activist Bill McKibben, who posits in his latest book, Eaarth, that climate change has already happened. Still, he says, it’s not too late: “[W]e’re going to need to be dealing with the ever-increasing effects of an unraveling climate, which will be costly and hard. But not impossible, not if we think clearly, calmly and as communities.”
Other Earth day highlights include a roundup of environmental books for kids. Since we believe that reading can encourage environmental awareness in children, we’re giving away three of the books from the roundup: Mary McKenna Siddals’ Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth; Frances Barry’s Let’s Save the Animals; and 31 Ways to Change the World, produced by We Are What We Do. To enter to win, read Bill McKibben’s Q&A and answer the following question in the comments section: What can we (as individuals) do to help our planet? The deadline is April 29 at 10 a.m.