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Summer Reading 2023: Freshmen

Summary of How to Change Everything


Naomi Klein’s eighth book, How to Change Everything: A Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other is her first book written specifically for young readers.  Along with Rebecca Steffof, she adapts over twenty years of reporting and research on climate change and the movements that are trying to stop it.  Young readers will find stories and information that they can use on their journeys to create a better future.  A global movement is already underway to combat not only the environmental effects of climate change but also to fight for climate justice and make a fair and livable future possible for everyone. And young people are not just part of that movement, they are leading the way!  Young leaders are showing the world that this moment of danger is also a moment of great opportunity—an opportunity to change everything for the better.


The paperback of How To Change Everything was published February 22, 2022 in US, Canada and the UK and is being translated into over 15 languages worldwide. Naomi was onstage virtually with youth climate leaders in multiple events to discuss the book and the youth climate movement.

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Author bio - Naomi Klein

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Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. She is a columnist with The Guardian. In 2018 she was named the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair at Rutgers University and is now Honorary Professor of Media and Climate at Rutgers. In September 2021 she joined the University of British Columbia as UBC Professor of Climate Justice (tenured) and co-director of the Centre for Climate Justice.

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