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Hardback | 64 pages | Size 210 x 148mm |
Publication 28 October 2021 | ISBN 9781913634247
Published to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), hosted in Glasgow from 31 October 2021.
This is How the Change Begins is a collection of six illuminating poems inspired by the growing threat of climate change. From a consideration of our carbon footprints by way of Islamic mathematician Alhazen, the impact shifting weather conditions are having and will continue to have on our events and celebrations and the choices we have to make to turn the tide, these remarkable poems brilliantly confront the recognisable realities of the climate crisis with bold and lyrical language. Including background notes on the themes behind them, each poem has been typographically designed and arranged to best communicate these essential messages.
Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many children’s book from Graffeg include Perfect (Greenaway Longlist 2017), The Pond, The New Girl, Animal Surprises (Klaus Flugge Longlist 2017), and the Shadows & Light series. Underlying all Nicola’s writing is the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship. Nicola is based in Crickhowell, Wales.
Part of Empathy Lab's Read for Empathy Collection 2023
'With a bold design and a powerful refrain that underscores the entire book, this collection of six poems is inspired by the growing threat of climate change. Considering our carbon footprints, the impact shifting weather conditions are having (and will continue to have) on our events and celebrations and the choices we have to make to reverse the damage, these poems skillfully confront the recognisable realities of the climate crisis.' Natasha Onwuemezi, The Bookseller
'These poems are perfect for sharing, reading aloud, and using as part of learning. They are evocative – they encourage the reader to engage with the issues without lecturing by using beautiful language and rhythm to make their point.’ Michelle Armstrong-Harris, The School Librarian
'This is definitely a coffee table book I will reach for ever so often in the future.' this is definitely a coffee table book I will reach for ever so often in the future.' The Coffeenated Simplicity
'This is a really enjoyable collection of poetry, that everyone should read' Fiction_vixen18
'This collection of poems was such a winner for me and my only criticism is that the book wasn’t longer because I absolutely loved it!' Read with SophSX
'The collection is small at only six poems but oh so mighty. It's a book that makes you reflect and a book that makes you take action. It's a book that takes root in your soul and grows.' Busy Busy Learning
'Truly powerful writing.' Plumbobmummy
'The imaginations, dreams and words this book of poetry shares brings the hope that we can make a choice to be the change.' Tami's Reading Corner
'Overall, I thought this collection was a moving reflection on the damage humans have inflicted on the Earth, but also a hopeful and inspiring message on how we can yet save nature.' The Book Hide
'This is a lovely collection of poetry, that everyone should read, we only have one earth, it is time to make a change!' Dems Book Den