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Sun, 22 Oct

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The Small City Bookshop

Drawn to Change the World

In this interactive workshop, Emma will reveal the inspiring true stories from her graphic nonfiction book Drawn to Change the World.

Drawn to Change the World
Drawn to Change the World

Time & Location

22 Oct 2023, 15:15 – 16:00

The Small City Bookshop, 201 Church Rd, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9HL, UK

About the event

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The Event

Join Emma Reynolds, author-illustrator of the new graphic novel Drawn to Change the World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists and learn all about these amazing people who are changing the world. From Autumn Peltier campaigning for clean water, to Edgar Edmund Tarimo turning plastic waste into building materials, Drawn to Change the World features Indigenous, Black, Latina, Asian, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodivergent climate activists, illustrated by 16 acclaimed artists from around the world.

Take part in a comic-making workshop and see how the power of imagination, storytelling and art can transform our collective future. Learn all about activists around the world making a difference, how protest and community action has been successful throughout history, and create your own changemaking comic about an issue you care about!

The Book

Emma Reynolds is a children’s illustrator and author based in Manchester, UK.

Her latest book Drawn to Change The World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists, is a middle grade graphic novel with each activist bio illustrated by an acclaimed artist from around the world. With activist interviews on the power of community, and illustrations to explain the science – Drawn focuses on the need to centre Indigenous solutions and intersectional climate justice, and also speaks on how we need more artists to transform society and tell new stories about our future – allowing us to manifest them into reality.

Emma’s author-illustrator debut picture book Amara and the Bats about bat conservation, peaceful protest and community action is a Nautilus winner, JLG Gold Standard, NSTA ‘Best in STEM’, and an Empathy Lab selection. In early 2019 she started #KidLit4Climate the first global illustrated climate campaign, bringing together thousands of children’s illustrators and authors from over fifty countries in solidarity with the youth climate strikes.

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