We Have a Dream: BirdGirl and Friends

Cover art of the book, alongside photographs of the two contributors

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Meet the global generation campaigning for climate justice, with Mya-Rose Craig AKA BirdGirl

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Environmentalist and race activist Dr Mya-Rose Craig AKA 'Birdgirl' explores her book We Have a Dream with the illustrator Sabrena Khadija. The book is a call to arms, featuring interviews with 30 young people of colour and indigenous environmental campaigners from around the world. It charts their dreams for the future of the planet and gives a platform to the communities disproportionately affected by climate change, who are often left out of global conversations. 

Join Birdgirl, Sabrena Khadija and a selection of the campaigners featured in the book who want to give young people around the world the courage to join the fight for climate justice. Chaired by entrepreneur, author and supermodel Lily Cole, whose recent book Who Cares Wins chronicles the thousand ways we can halt the Sixth Mass Extinction.

Buy your copy of We Have a Dream by Dr Mya-Rose Craig at checkout for £15.99 or Who Cares Wins by Lily Cole at checkout for £12.99 (UK orders) and watch the event at no extra cost.* 

Mya-Rose Craig AKA 'Birdgirl' is a British-Bangladeshi naturalist, environmentalist and race activist. In February 2020, Mya-Rose became the youngest British person to be awarded an honorary doctorate in science from Bristol University, in recognition of her five years of campaigning for diversity in the environmental sector. 

Sabrena Khadija is a Sierra Leonean-American illustrator and Brooklyn-based creative. Sabrena is a Bibliophile and Anime Enthusiast who takes pride in creating work that helps others feel seen and inspired. Her clients have included: Apple, Coca-Cola Dig, Facebook, New York Times, Rebel Girls, Snapchat and The Washington Post.

Lily Cole is a British model, actress, entrepreneur and author. She spent four years researching her book Who Cares Wins: Reasons for Optimism in Our Changing World, which focuses on environmental solutions and embracing debate. She also produced an accompanying podcast featuring guests with a range of perspectives such as: Patti Smith, Merlin Sheldrake, Zac Goldsmith, and Caroline Lucas.

*Prices include postage and packaging (£3 for UK orders and £7.50 for non-UK orders). Books will be dispatched after the event, normally within 7 days. Please ensure your postal address is up to date on your British Library account before placing your order. 

This is part of our autumn season on environment, The Natural Word, which celebrates the underrepresented voices harnessing the power of imagination to change the world.

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Name: We Have a Dream: BirdGirl and Friends
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Online Full Price: £5.00
Online Member: £5.00
Online Event w/Book (We Have a Dream, Mya-Rose Craig): £15.99
Online Event w/Book (We Have a Dream, Mya-Rose Craig) Non-UK postage: £20.49
Ticket w/book (Who Cares Wins, Lily Cole): £12.99
Ticket w/book (Who Cares Wins, Lily Cole) Non-UK postage: £17.49
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