Inspiring Picture Books About People Protecting Our Planet

By Carrie McBride, Communications
April 11, 2024

Earth Day, held every April 22, honors the people and initiatives that help protect our environment and raises awareness of threats to the planet. It is an occasion for each of us to strengthen our commitment to protecting the world we live in and secure its future. One way to do this is to learn about and be inspired by people who have taken action, on a large scale or in their own corner of the globe, to take care of our home. Here are picture book biographies celebrating environmentalists, conservationists, and naturalists and the important work they have done.

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.