With the various events of last year, the need to educate ourselves on social and environmental issues has become even more prevalent. Read on to discover some of the books we’ve found insightful over the past few months.

 

‘No one is Too Small to Make a Difference’ by Greta Thunberg

This wonderful book includes the speeches of Greta Thunberg, urging the world to protect the planet. Greta speaks about the urgency with which we should act, and inspires us to make steps towards looking after our world.

 

‘How to Give Up Plastic’ by Will McCallum

In his book, Will McCallum gives a straightforward guide to eliminating plastic from all areas of our lives. Encouraging us to go through our living spaces room by room, McCallum also gives some insight into the danger of plastic microfibres on the environment.

 

‘Why I’m no Longer Talking to White People About Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge 

This essential read by Reni Eddo-Lodge is an important wake-up call for our society, offering a valuable insight into racism in Britain today. This book is informative and educational, while still remaining accessible.

 

Such a Fun Age’ by Kiley Reid

This wonderful fiction work follows the life of a Black nanny, accused of kidnapping a white child. Exploring themes of racism and privilege, this engaging novel is hugely important for understanding 21st century America.

 

‘How to Break up With Fast Fashion’ by Lauren Bravo

Written by journalist Lauren Bravo, this insightful guide explores ways to change our shopping habits in order to be considered in the ways we shop. Discover ways to shop more ethically, prioritising people and the planet.

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