How to Change Everything

An empowering, engaging young human’s guide to understanding and battling climate change to make a better future for everyone.

About
the Book

The Book

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.

 

How To Change Everything will be published February 23, 2021 in US, Canada and the UK and is being translated into over 15 languages worldwide. Naomi will be onstage virtually with youth climate leaders in multiple events over the next few months to discuss the book and the youth climate movement.

About the Book

The Book

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.

 

How To Change Everything will be published February 23, 2021 in US, Canada and the UK and is being translated into over 15 languages worldwide. Naomi will be onstage virtually with youth climate leaders in multiple events over the next few months to discuss the book and the youth climate movement.

About the Book

Description

Hurricanes. Melting ice. Fires in the Amazon, Australia and California. Natural disasters are now an everyday part of life. When they occur, some see disaster as an opportunity to make the rich richer. But what if we saw it as a chance to build a better future? 

 

As the impacts of climate change get worse and worse, change for the better means much more than trying to keep temperatures down.  It means rebuilding society to not just stop climate change, but to achieve climate justice. It means changing the way we live so we heal the planet and secure a fair and livable future for all people, with no one and no community left behind.

 

Full of empowering stories of youth all over the world who are already taking action for climate justice, young readers will find inspiration to make their own voices heard to protect the natural world that is their inheritance. This information-packed book offers young readers a comprehensive look at the state of the climate today and how we got here — and how they can help shape what happens next.

HOW TO CHANGE EVERYTHING will help young readers:

  • Understand climate change is not just the heat
  • Recognize and resist climate injustice
  • Distinguish between climate change and climate disruption
  • Discover young activists like them and how they too can be an activist for climate justice
  • Realize how the Coronavirus Pandemic is an opportunity to look toward change and the future

How to Change Everything includes additional reading and resources including “A Natural Solution to the Climate Disaster” (Public Letter of April 2019), and a bibliography.

  • Understand climate change is not just the heat
  • Recognize and resist climate injustice
  • Distinguish between climate change and climate disruption
  • Discover young activists like them and how they too can be an activist for climate justice
  • Realize how the Coronavirus Pandemic is an opportunity to look toward change and the future

How to Change Everything includes additional reading and resources including “A Natural Solution to the Climate Disaster” (Public Letter of April 2019), and a bibliography.

Praise

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review

“With its wide focus and pull-no-punches real talk, this book stands out among climate change books for its uniquely inclusive perspective that will inspire conviction, passion, and action. If you can get only one climate change book for youth, let it be this one.

School Library Journal

“A necessary purchase to educate teens on the seriousness of climate change and the imperative to enact change now.

—Lisa Crandall, formerly at the Capital Area Dist. Lib., Holt, MI

Greta Thunberg

Naomi Klein’s work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations.

The Toronto Star

Renowned journalist and activist Naomi Klein offers hope, information and a call to action. In assured, accessible mode, Klein moves from “Where We Are” to “How We Got Here” and, finally, the big one, “What Happens Next.” Analysis of the fallout of the Industrial Revolution segues into the urgency of the Green New Deal and other approaches to repairing the health of our planet and its species, including our own. Every young person deserves the chance to read this book.

—Deidre Baker

The Globe and Mail

“Based on her work as an eco-activist How to Change Everything by Naomi Klein is an excellent introduction to the climate crisis but also “a call to arms to young people to get involved. Klein and Stefoff do an excellent job not only providing the historical background of the climate movement and the science behind it but also introducing a host of young people who have been active in the fight for climate justice.

The Independent UK

“Journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein joins forces with author Rebecca Stefoff to create a young person’s guide to changing the world. It’s an inspiring tale of campaigns lost and won, young activists who have stood up to huge corporations, and the importance of social and economic justice in our efforts to find climate solutions. The book ends with a look at how the Covid-19 pandemic has proved rapid change is possible, and a toolkit of ideas to get young activists started.

—Sue Barraclough

The Guardian UK

“Saving the world is almost too ridiculous a quest – far beyond the power of children, surely. But save it we must, and Naomi Klein aims to demystify the process and empower 10-year-olds with her nonfiction primer, How to Change Everything. She and co-author Rebecca Stefoff don’t talk down, but provide sober assessments and strategies for going forwards. Throughout are examples of young people taking actions big (suing governments) and small (meat-free days). The phrase “essential reading” is overused, but seems apposite.

—Kitty Empire

Starred Review

“With its wide focus and pull-no-punches real talk, this book stands out among climate change books for its uniquely inclusive perspective that will inspire conviction, passion, and action. If you can get only one climate change book for youth, let it be this one.

School Library Journal

“A necessary purchase to educate teens on the seriousness of climate change and the imperative to enact change now.

—Lisa Crandall, formerly at the Capital Area Dist. Lib., Holt, MI

Greta Thunberg

“Naomi Klein’s work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations.

The Toronto Star

Renowned journalist and activist Naomi Klein offers hope, information and a call to action. In assured, accessible mode, Klein moves from “Where We Are” to “How We Got Here” and, finally, the big one, “What Happens Next.” Analysis of the fallout of the Industrial Revolution segues into the urgency of the Green New Deal and other approaches to repairing the health of our planet and its species, including our own. Every young person deserves the chance to read this book.

—Deidre Baker

The Globe and Mail

“Based on her work as an eco-activist How to Change Everything by Naomi Klein is an excellent introduction to the climate crisis but also “a call to arms to young people to get involved. Klein and Stefoff do an excellent job not only providing the historical background of the climate movement and the science behind it but also introducing a host of young people who have been active in the fight for climate justice.

The Independent UK

“Journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein joins forces with author Rebecca Stefoff to create a young person’s guide to changing the world. It’s an inspiring tale of campaigns lost and won, young activists who have stood up to huge corporations, and the importance of social and economic justice in our efforts to find climate solutions. The book ends with a look at how the Covid-19 pandemic has proved rapid change is possible, and a toolkit of ideas to get young activists started.

—Sue Barraclough

The Guardian UK

“Saving the world is almost too ridiculous a quest – far beyond the power of children, surely. But save it we must, and Naomi Klein aims to demystify the process and empower 10-year-olds with her nonfiction primer, How to Change Everything. She and co-author Rebecca Stefoff don’t talk down, but provide sober assessments and strategies for going forwards. Throughout are examples of young people taking actions big (suing governments) and small (meat-free days). The phrase “essential reading” is overused, but seems apposite.”

—Kitty Empire

Selected Media

Video/Press

Selected Media

Video/Press

The Leap/
The Intercept

Oct 1, 2020

In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic Naomi co-produced an animated short film called A Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair… It dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, where the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic and global uprisings against racism drive us to build back a better society in which no one is sacrificed and everyone is essential.

Toronto International Film Festival

Sept 2020

Naomi interviewed Anishinaabe water activist Autumn Peltier and climate activist Greta Thunberg at an online event to celebrate two new films about their journeys — and their impact on future generations.

The Intercept

Sept 19, 2019

Naomi interviewed Greta Thunberg onstage alongside youth climate activists from around the world. Watch Naomi with Greta Thunberg at the Right to a Future Event hosted by The Intercept in New York City.

The Cooper Union

Sept 17, 2019

Naomi and Varshini Prakash, Executive Director of the Sunrise Movement, shared the stage in New York City to discuss the Green New Deal and what it means for a better future.

The Leap/
The Intercept

Oct 1, 2020

In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic Naomi co-produced an animated short film called A Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair… It dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, where the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic and global uprisings against racism drive us to build back a better society in which no one is sacrificed and everyone is essential.

Toronto International Film Festival

Sept 2020

Naomi interviewed Anishinaabe water activist Autumn Peltier and climate activist Greta Thunberg at an online event to celebrate two new films about their journeys — and their impact on future generations.

The Intercept

Sept 19, 2019

Naomi interviewed Greta Thunberg onstage alongside youth climate activists from around the world. Watch Naomi with Greta Thunberg at the Right to a Future Event hosted by The Intercept in New York City.

The Cooper Union

Sept 17, 2019

Naomi and Varshini Prakash, Executive Director of the Sunrise Movement, shared the stage in New York City to discuss the Green New Deal and what it means for a better future.

Global
Sales

Publishing
Information

How To Change Everything is currently being translated into over 15 languages.

English
Catalan
Chinese Traditional
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek

Italian
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Polish
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish

For all other languages/territories, please contact Roam Agency.

Global Sales

Publishing Information

How To Change Everything is currently being translated into over 15 languages.

English
Catalan
Chinese Traditional
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese
Polish
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish

For all other languages/territories, please contact Roam Agency.

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