Activist Emma Watson becomes book fairy to share favourite reads at COP26

Actor, activist and book fairy Emma Watson has been sharing some of her favourite books around Glasgow during COP26…

Emma Watson herself has been busy hiding a variety of titles including Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui, Who Cares Wins by Lily Cole, A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes, How Women Can Save The Planet by Anne Karpf, The End of the Ocean by Maja Lunde, Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown and All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson, and book fairies around the UK are joining the effort by hiding a large selection of reads related to climate activism. Keep an eye on #COPBookFairies to see where they books pop up!

The complete list of books:

Each book is featured on our COP Book Fairies list on the Bookshop website, which, should you choose to order from there, supports independent bookshops!

  • Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown 
  • All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson 
  • 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg
  • A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes
  • How Women Can Save The Planet by Anne Karpf 
  • The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac 
  • Dr Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest by Eugenia Mello 
  • No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
  • Weather by Jenny Offill 
  • Greta’s Story by Valentina Camerini
  • Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker 
  • The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin 
  • Earth Heroes by Lily Dyu
  • Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui 
  • The End of the Ocean by Maja Lunde 
  • Digging Our Own Graves: Coal Miners and the Struggle over Black Lung Disease by Barbara Ellen Smith
  • Kivalina: A Climate Change Story by Christine Shearer
  • Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming by Winona LaDuke 
  • No Planet B: A Teen Vogue Guide to the Climate Crisis edited by Lucy Diavolo
  • The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert 
  • Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward 
  • Climate Justice by Mary Robinson 
  • Ecofeminism by Carol J. Adams & Lori Gruen 
  • Hot Money by Naomi Klein
  • On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  • A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington 
  • The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing 
  • Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman 
  • Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret by Catherine Coleman Flowers 
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer 
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler 
  • I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain by Anita Sethi 
  • Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
  • The world we once lived in by Wangari Maathai 
  • Every Woman’s Guide to Saving the Planet by Natalie Isaacs 
  • A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis by Vanessa Nakate
  • Who Cares Wins by Lily Cole
  • Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom From The Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn Haupt 
  • Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry by Camille T. Dungy 
  • Erosion by Terry Tempest Williams 
  • Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy
  • As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 
  • Ecowomanism: African-American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths by Melanie L. Harris 
  • As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Each book is featured on our COP Book Fairies list on the Bookshop website, which, should you choose to order from there, supports independent bookshops!

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