I love books and my friend Marc Buckley has a book club with lots of great recommendations, like The Most Important Comic Book on Earth. It is full of stories to save the world done by different artists, authors, environmentalists, actors, and filmmakers. Watch this video of Marc speaking with Paul Goodenough, a man who helped make the comic.
I also want to suggest: Hind and Mohammad’s Journey to the Future – it is also a comic book and for kids aged between six and 14-years-old. It’s like a fun time machine for your imagination that takes your thinking into the future. There is a robot called robo that shows Hind and Mohammad the exciting things they can do in the future, which is really helpful when you get to the bit that says ‘write a letter to your future self’.
The places in the book like the Museum of the Future are in Dubai and they are real and you can read more about them online. The Dubai Future Foundation created the book and Khawla Al Muheiri is the designer. It is in English and Arabic.
“Illustrative children’s literature is a creative approach that helps invite children to look past the present and give them the imagination to envision – and achieve – a better tomorrow,” is what Abdulaziz AlJaziri, from the Foundation, says.
And children, aged 6-12 years, can learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals to give everyone a better future by checking out the SDG Book Club. And don’t forget to look at all of the books my friend Marc has been reading here he speaks to the authors as well!