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Nine year old Josie Garcia is a feisty and optimistic girl from Brooklyn who becomes a crusader for preventing disastrous climate change and other environmental threats. In each book, Josie takes simple, ingenious actions that bring real changes to her neighborhood and the world.  

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Book 3 is out! Buy Josie and the Trouble with Trash

Book 3 is out! Buy Josie and the Trouble with Trash

By on Oct 12, 2017 in Featured Slider, Josie's Blog | 0 comments

Trash is piling up all over Brooklyn. Where does all this trash come from? And where does it all go? Josie and the gang become trash detectives. But this time, they have to organize their teachers too. And just as they are making progress, Josie’s brother Damien, who has been acting strangely, disappears! That leads to the biggest surprise yet in the Josie Goes Green series. Our third book, Josie and the Trouble with Trash, is OUT! Buy the...

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“I love this book and I can’t wait to have my kids read it. Great for adults too —irrepressible Josie and her pals can teach grown-ups a thing or two about protecting the planet.”

– Mike Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

“Hooray for the bike brigade, real live superheroes. Not just because they bike, but because they organize!”
– Bill Mckibben, Author, Educator, Environmentalist and Founder of 350.org

“This is a gift for today’s kids — a book about serious stuff that is fun to read.”
– Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA.

“Josie is a wonderfully accessible character who appeals to boys and girls equally. She is funny and fierce, carefree and conscientious, all rolled up into one cool kid. The story is as inspiring as it is engaging.”
– Kathy Collins, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

“Saving a baby whale, lucky sneakers, polar bears and a bike brigade – Josie is the coolest global warming warrior in 4th grade.”


Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director International Programs at NRDC