Our Kids Need to Picture a Future Where We Avert Climate Catastrophe

Have you imagined a future in which we reversed climate change? This video shows such a future. My novel – in – progress also imagines a future in which people take action to avert climate catastrophe.

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I started writing Rachel’s Way when my fourth graders started reading dystopian novels. Where, I wondered, could I find an ecotopian novel that would show them an inspiring future?

Rachel’s Way, set in the year 2055, shows a future where 12 – year – old Lucy, the main character, secretly becomes the youngest official climate worker in Canada. Like the video, this novel dares to imagine a future where we all work together to restore and regenerate the earth and her climate.

Follow Growing Children on Facebook or on this blog to get updates about my progress writing Rachel’s Way — a book for people aged 11 through 111.


I’m writing the novel on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. My favorite locations for writing are beaches threatened by sea level rise.

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