Jam Bookshop announces signing with award-winning artist Emma Reynolds

Comic creator Emma Reynolds will be signing copies of Drawn to Change The World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists at the Jam Bookshop in Hackney on Saturday 21st October 2023.

Drawn to Change The World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists by Emma Reynolds et al

The climate crisis is reaching a critical tipping point – and you might have heard of the countless amazing young people who are taking action and speaking up for change.

In Drawn to Change The World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists, Emma Reynolds shines a spotlight on sixteen incredible youth activists from around the world who are fighting to protect the planet and all life on Earth. From Autumn Peltier, campaigning for clean water to Edgar Edmund Tarimo, turning plastic waste into building materials, and many more, these inspiring true stories highlight the importance of taking charge and creating change.

Drawn to Change The World is a middle grade graphic novel with each activist biography illustrated by a different artist from around the world. With extensive backmatter including activist interviews on the power of community, and illustrations to explain the science – Drawn to Change the World focuses on the need to centre Indigenous solutions and intersectional climate justice, and also speaks on how we need more artists to transform society and tell new stories about our future – allowing us to manifest them into reality. Drawn features Indigenous, Black, Latina, Asian, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodivergent climate activists, illustrated by acclaimed artists from all over the world.

“You are not too young and you are not too old to begin,” says Jam Bookshop owner and cartoonist David Ziggy Greene. “We need everyone to help with the biggest challenge the human race has ever faced. We can do this if we work together. For, after all, change starts with you!”

Emma Reynolds
Comic creator Emma Reynolds

Emma Reynolds is an illustrator and author based in Manchester. Drawn to Change The World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists, is her latest book. Her debut picture book Amara and the Bats, about bat conservation, peaceful protest and community action was a Nautilus winner, Junior Library Guild Gold Standard, National Science Teacher Association ‘Best in STEM’, and an Empathy Lab #ReadForEmpathy selection.

In early 2019, she started #KidLit4Climate the first global illustrated climate campaign, bringing together thousands of children’s illustrators and authors from more than fifty countries in solidarity with the youth climate strikes.

In May 2020 she shaved her head to raise money for Bat Conservation Trust and continues to collaborate with them. At the 2021 National Bat Conference she presented her abstract “The Power of Picture Books and Visual Communication: Aiding Bat Conservation and Other Benefits” and ran a workshop at the 2022 conference. Emma also volunteers with her local bat group doing surveys and other activities, and is happiest when she’s outside in nature and exploring new places.

Alongside working on her books, Emma loves running interactive workshops and school visits for children and families, and also has over five years experience as a university illustration lecturer. She will happily talk about the power of visual literacy and how picture books and comics are for all ages anytime.

Emma is passionate about storytelling and making accessible SciComm, and is inspired by nature, adventure, fun and seeing the magic in the everyday.
Her favourite food is pizza.

Drawn to Change The World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists by Emma Reynolds - Signing

• Emma Reynolds – Drawn to Change The World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists 3.00 – 4.00pm Saturday 21st October 2023 Jam Bookshop, 61a Hackney Road, London E2 7NX | Web: jambookshop.co.uk | Message the shop order if you want a signed copy

Drawn to Change The World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists is available from all good independent book shops | Bookshop.org (Affiliate Link) | Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc | ISBN: 9780063084216 | More information on this page on Emma Reynolds web site

Featuring: Emma Reynolds (author, illustrator) and, in alphabetical order, the art of Derick Brooks, Natasha Donovan, Teo DuVall, Gloria Félix, Devon Holzwarth, Erin Hunting, Margarita Kukhtina, Victoria Maderna & Federico Piatti, Bill Masuku, Ann Maulina, Natasha Nayo, Shivana Sookdeo, Anoosha Syed, and Jade Zhang

Emma Reynolds is online at emmareynoldsillustration.com | Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @EmmaIllustrate | For her latest news andsubscriber exclusives, join her quarterly newsletter here

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  1. Interesting article for us at comicomania who still have the “Anthropocene” exhibition around Italy, precisely on climate change.

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