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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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Two great nights in Brooklyn!

By on Oct 10, 2014 in Josie's Blog | 0 comments

Dear friends, Thanks to everyone who came to our launch events in Brooklyn! We began the Josie Goes Green series with the hope that Josie would have a life beyond the books and inspire kids to take action in bold and creative ways. At our events, kids shared their ideas for things Josie can do in future books, like fighting big oil and riding her scooter to school...

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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

“This is a gift for today’s kids-a book about serious stuff that is fun to read. These kids don’t stop at finding environmental problems, they figure out how each of us can be part of the solution. That may be the most important lesson to impart to the next generation Go Josie!”

Annie Leonard – Author and Host of The Story of Stuff