Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: 4 to 8
The Earth is changing fast. Polar Bear's ice is melting. Gazelle's savanna is turning into a desert. Sea Turtle's waters are poisoned. How bad is it” The animals gather to talk. When they realize that humans are behind the destruction, they must act quickly. Could they send them to another planet” Maybe the humans need their help” The animals write a letter to remind humans how they were meant to live on this Earth. And how to turn things around before it's too late.
About the authors
Nisha Coleman is a writer, storyteller, and actor based in Montreal. Her stories have been featured on the CBC, Moth Radio Hour, and Risk! podcast. She facilitates community storytelling workshops, locally and internationally, including for Story Collider, which was part of a collaboration with the World Health Organization. Coleman is the co-founder of Strand Storytelling School and co-artistic director of the storytelling series Enfabulation. Her memoir Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris was published by Radiant Press in 2016.
Shanthony Exum is a US-born, Montreal-based multimedia artist who sits at the intersections of activism and art. Her art and music have been lauded by The New York Times, NPR, Billboard, New York Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Jezebel, and more, with her 2017 viral pop song Thunder Thighs landing on lists of feminist anthems. In addition to advocating through music and multimedia platforms, Exum aims to increase the visibility of marginalized people and issues such as climate change and consumerism in her broader work fighting all forms of oppression. She currently works as a freelancer for clients such as MacArthur Foundation, UCLA, WITNESS, North Star Fund, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Black Futures Lab (founded by Alicia Garza), Brookings Institute and MTV.