In this collection, readers will learn about the challenges faced by humanity that impact their present and future, the importance of respecting Children’s Rights and Earth Rights, and the urgency of supporting the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These are No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life On Land, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Partnerships for the Goals.
Each character presents different topics, allowing readers to assimilate and analyze them from different perspectives while learning new vocabulary through various activities that include creative writing, research, debates, artistic projects, and the 2030 Agenda Game, where everyone wins.
In this book dedicated to our Planet, readers are exposed to several of the most critical environmental challenges humanity faces: global warming, contamination, overpopulation, and endangered species. It also explores the use of science to preserve the human race from extinction and the role of space exploration for humanity.
Readers will undoubtedly be fascinated by the life stories of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, “The lady of the Glades who defied the government and corporations to save the Everglades;” and Boyan Slat, a young boy from Holland who is trying to clean the “islands of plastic” found in the Pacific Ocean. Or that of Dr. Raquel Chan, an Argentinian scientist trying to fight world hunger through biogenetics. Dr. Adriana Ocampo Uría, a Colombian scientist who leads amazing research projects in space.
When I was 16 years old, I went scuba diving in Greece and saw more plastic bags than fish. I wondered why we couldn’t just clean it up. That rather simple question stuck in my head.
This book presents a series of short biographies from internationally recognized people, like Malala Yusufzai (Noble Peace Prize), who is helping thousands of girls go to school. William Kamkwamba is a young man from Mozambique who is changing the history of many African communities. Shakira (UNICEF Ambassador), is a philanthropist and Colombian artist who has been working for decades to support vulnerable children’s causes. Walt Disney, whose life story helps us to study topics such as child labor, creativity, entrepreneurship, and crowdfunding, among others. And Roberto Clemente, the Puerto Rican baseball player, recognized for his altruism and values, through his story we learn the meaning of «it takes a village to raise a child».
Inspired by these influential people, readers will find a set of affirmations that will help them develop self-confidence and strengthen their self-esteem.
Every page is a treasure!
“I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.”
Vocabulary from Letter to My Dreams Book Series
- Learn and practice the English and Spanish vocabulary from Letter to My Dreams for Planet Earth.
Use these links to reach the magic trunks of words, which follow the same order as the book’s characters.
The activities focus on recognizing the meaning of words through images, pronunciation, and bilingual writing.
The activities provide two levels of difficulty to reinforce learning: elementary and intermediate.