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Fresh Air, Clean Water

A middle-grade book by Megan Clendenan, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin.

Megan Clendenan, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin

A healthy environment is a human right. Everyone depends on clean air to breathe, safe water to drink and healthy soil for growing food. But what if your drinking water is dangerous, your air is polluted and your soil is toxic?

What can you do about that? Do you have the right to demand change?

Fresh Air, Clean Water: Defending Our Right to a Healthy Environment explores the connections between our environment and our health, and why the right to live in a healthy environment should be protected as a human right.

The book features profiles of kids around the world who are taking action and important environmental rights court cases. Hear the powerful stories of those fighting for change. (From Orca Book Publishers) 

Megan Clendenan is a B.C.-based author who has worked for women's rights, mental health and youth empowerment nonprofits as well as for an environmental law group. She is the co-author of Design Like Nature and the author of Offbeat, a novel for young readers. 

Julie McLaughlin is the B.C.-based artist and illustrator of several books, including Little Cloud and The Art of the Possible. Her books have been nominated for several awards, and she won the 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction for Why We Live Where We Live.

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