Imaginary Borders (Pocket Change Collective)

In this personal, moving essay, environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his art and his activism to show that climate change is a human issue that can't be ignored.

"Pocket Change Collective" is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Earth Guardians Youth Director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez shows us how his music feeds his environmental activism and vice versa. Martinez visualizes a future that allows us to direct our anger, fear, and passion toward creating change. Because, at the end of the day, we all have a part to play.

"It won't take you long to read this book, but it will linger in your heart and head for quite a while, and perhaps inspire you to join in the creative, blossoming movement to make this world work." --Bill McKibben, environmentalist, New York Times best-selling author of THE END OF NATURE, journalist, and founder of

"An inspiring story that will change the way all of us think about the climate crisis--and how we can solve it." --Van Jones, New York Times best-selling author of THE GREEN COLLAR ECONOMY and REBUILD THE DREAM, and co-founder of Dream Corps

"A hopeful, well-argued book on climate change written in a refreshing new voice." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Martinez presents a meaningful, heartfelt call to action with content that reflects current issues. Additionally, the book's short length will appeal to reluctant readers. An essential purchase for any high school or public library." --School Library Journal, starred review

Target age group 12 and up
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  • Category
    Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    13 to 14 yrs
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  • Theme 1
    Biography & Autobiography
  • Theme 2
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Author
    Martinez, Xiuhtezcatl
  • Series
    Pocket Change Collective
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    Penguin Publisher
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    0.4 H × 6 L × 4.2 W
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