My name is Grace Comerford and I am a 16-year-old from California.  I was a winner of the Co Lab’s 2020 Teens Dream Global Changemaker Video Competition and was able to use the $500 grant money to make my dream of addressing one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality.

On January 2nd, 2022, I published Perry and Friends, a children’s book about global warming.  After winning the competition I was introduced to an amazing network of teens who are willing to help out with any idea you have. It’s an incredible group of supporters that I believe any teen who dreams of making a change should join. I am now the head of the SDG Arts Hub, and a member of the climate hub and wildlife conservation hub. Additionally, I am leading a project to have the CoLab publish a digital book on the SDGs written by teens from the Hubs!  I recommend anyone coming upon the CoLab from the video competition or any other way, to join the hubs! They have been such a supportive group with lots of opportunities for leadership.

Book Description:

Our Earth is in danger. We are at a critical turning point where we can choose our future. The youngest generation will have to be the next problem solvers and help save the world. It’s a pretty big task, but we know they can do it.  Perry and Friends is an educational, story-based children’s book that introduces the topic of global warming to elementary school-aged youth. Author Grace Comerford, a teenage climate advocate, takes readers through a captivating story where Perry the Penguin and his friends slowly realize the dangers of global warming. But, this is not a sob story. This story introduces the topic of global warming in a way that doesn’t make kids fear the future, but be excited to help!

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