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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

As part of Climate Generation’s #TeachClimate Network, we read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Krista Hiser, Professor of English at Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, HI reviewed the book. Important to note is the interdisciplinary nature of this book. It could be used in an ELA, science, environmental […]

Insights from Flight Behavior

This past fall, we launched the #TeachClimate Network to bring educators together once a month to discuss challenges and successes in climate change education, as well as read some amazing climate fiction books. Each month, I am in awe of the wonderful conversation that happens during each meeting. The unique perspectives that our educators have […]

Same Sun Here

The Climate Generation #TeachClimate Book Club read Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani for the month of February 2018. This fictional story, published in 2013, is a quick and fun read. The title refers to the fact that no matter where we live on this planet, we all share the same source […]

The Water Knife

As part of Climate Generation’s December #TeachClimate Network meeting, we read The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. One of our regular attendees, Betsy Wilkening, an educator for Arizona Project WET, wrote a detailed review about this dystopian book. As a fifth-generation Arizonan who educates teachers, students, and the public about water with Arizona Project WET, […]

The World We Made

As part of Climate Generation’s November #TeachClimate Network meeting, we read The World We Made by Jonathon Porritt. One of our regular attendees, Sarah Niemeyer, an Earth and Life Science Teacher in Minnesota, wrote a detailed review about this unique book. Set in 2050, The World We Made looks back on the past 50 years […]

CliFi Book of the Month: Same Sun Here

Same Sun Here shares the friendship of Meena and River — pen pals in Kentucky and New York City. The book is organized in letters that these best friends write to each other in 2008-2009. Good old fashioned snail mail. Each letter is like another chapter in the book. It really lets the reader see […]

CliFi Book of the Month: Exodus

Set in 2100, Exodus tells the story of the island of Wing which is about to be flooded by rising seas. 15-year-old Mara, a native of the island, discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms they endure for months on end, and the rising seas. Mara convinces her […]

Catch the Sun!

We haven’t taken the time to feature a book for awhile and I thought it would be worthwhile to feature Catch the Sun, by Anne Johnson, as an initiative of Mortenson Construction’s Renewable Energy Groups. Catch the Sun explains solar energy through the eyes of a young boy named Nils whose father is in construction of clean energy sites. […]

Book of the Month: Flight Behavior

Note: This is part of a regular series of posts focused on integrating literacy and climate science and energy issues. The posts are a basis for or based on discussions in the “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club.” The book club is sponsored through ICEE: Inspiring Climate Change Education Excellence. Book suggestions, (especially […]

Book of the Month: Gecko Boy

Note: This is part of a monthly series of posts focused on integrating literacy and climate science and energy issues. The posts are based on discussions in the “Not So Serious Climate and Energy Book Club,” last Friday. The book club evolved out of some informal virtual discussions between a number of us involved in […]