About Josie

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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“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

“Josie is a wonderfully accessible who character appeals to girls and boys equally. She is funny and fierce, carefree and conscientious, all rolled up into one cool kid. They story is as inspiring as it is engaging for both children and adults.”

Kathy Collins – Teachers College Reading and Writing Project