Janet Wilson

Janet Wilson is an author and fine artist who is continually inspired by stories of young people making a difference in their world. She is the author and artist of numerous books for children. In the fall of 2019 she is releasing her newest book for young readers, Our Future: How Kids are Taking Action, the fourth in her series of Kid Activist books. The other three books in the series are Our Earth: How Kids are Saving the PlanetOur Rights: How Kids are Changing the World, and Our Heroes: How Kids are Making a DifferenceOur Earth was the winner of the Science in Society Book Award, a Silver Birch Award finalist, and a Smithsonian Notable Book. Her other books include Shannen and the Dream for a School, a winner of the First Nation Communities Read Award. Janet loves to tell stories about young people taking action. She lives in Eden Mills.

On Festival Sunday, Janet Wilson will be presenting as part of “Marvelous Middle Grade” from 4:00-5:00 at Jenny’s Place.

Photo credit: Les Schmidt 

Our Future: How Kids are Taking Action

Young people from across the globe are raising awareness about what issues matter to them most and working to protect the future of the world we all share. American Jaelun Parkerson kneels with his football teammates during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice; Canadian Autumn Peltier spoke in front of the United Nations to raise awareness about water pollution; and Tiassa Mutunkei from Kenya started a club for young people to stop elephants from being killed for their ivory tusks. From climate action to cyberbullying, from gun violence to animal protection, these young activists have brought about real change.