Mar 6, 2024 - Things to Do

Evanston library honors children's books about the environment

Two book covers.

Book covers from 2021 and 2022 Blueberry Awards winners. Images courtesy of Blueberry Awards.

Evanston Public Library is celebrating dozens of environmental books for children next week.

Why it matters: The next generation's attitudes and understanding of environmental issues will shape the planet's future, and that can start with books.

State of play: The library is hosting its third annual Blueberry Awards on March 14, which includes author talks, a book walk, and s'mores-making.

The intrigue: Judges are careful to choose books that don't further stoke childhood "climate anxiety," Blueberry co-founder and Evanston library assistant Martha Meyer tells Axios.

  • Instead the winners communicate that "we are all in this together, and that you can join a group action to support the earth, that you are not alone in your concerns or your desire to help!"

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