Now in paperback, Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers, tackles climate change and politics for young readers.
Here We Are was inspired by the birth of Oliver Jeffers’ son and first published in 2017. It takes the reader through a series of heartfelt notes introducing planet Earth. On publication it went straight to number one in The New York Times best seller list, number one in TIME magazine book of 2017 and won Audio Production, Best Audio Performer of the Year in 2018. It was also made into an Emmy Award-winning animated film, narrated by Meryl Streep.
“This book began when I became a new parent and realise, first hand, the massive responsibility of explaining our complex world to a completely blank slate, ” said Jeffers.
“As my son began to grow up, and the current political climate began unfolding, I increasingly wanted to find a way to talk about some of the basic values my parents had taught, of kindness, tolerance, and global responsibility. While each of us may feel we play the starring role in the film of our lives, in reality we are all connected, rotating around the sun equally, and together.”
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