The month of July brings with it not only a new book, but a new reviewer as well! My name’s Sara, and I’m your reviewer for this month’s SocEnt Book Club read along.
Madlands: A Journey To Change The Mind Of A Climate Sceptic, by Anna Rose, tells the (true) story of a twenty-something environmentalist and a retired right-wing finance minister. The novel outlines Anna and Nick’s journey around the world as they challenge one another’s views about climate change, provoking each other to confront previous assumptions about our responsibilities as individuals in a rapidly changing world.
This novel is written in first-person, from Anna’s point of view, and (at a very brief first glance) even includes some tables and data she presented to Nick sometime along their journey. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing how all the facts and figures integrate within the narrative of the book.
If you have any interest in climate change or our responsibility toward our planet (from either side of the fence, even!), please pick up a copy of this book, read along, and let us know your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook. My brief flick-through the pages has revealed some very interesting paragraphs (I’m not cheating, I promise!), and I have a gut feeling that the contents of this book could cause some lively debate, so don’t miss out!
About the Author: Anna Rose is the co-founder of the Australia Youth Climate Coalition, a movement of over 70,000 young people working to solve climate change. She is joint recipient of the 2009 Environment Minister’s Young Environmentalist of the Year Award, and a Fellow of the International Youth Foundation. The Sydney Morning Herald named her one of Sydney’s most influential people (2009), and one of the top five most powerful grassroots organizers in New South Wales (2011).
A self confessed tea-and-book addict, I’ve always been a ‘Jack of all Trades’. My hobbies range from cycling, to woodworking and participating within the theatre. My passion for the written word led not only to postgraduate degree in English, but also to becoming the volunteer director of the non-profit publishing house Inspired Quill. I love my day job (shockhorror!), where I work as the Marketing Manager for the ethical investment Platform ‘Ethex’, here in the UK. (I also hold the belief that ‘to-do’ lists breed when you’re not looking).
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