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Authors and books that are changing the world for the better.

Somewhere near the intersection of art and activism is a space occupied by those determined to make a positive difference. Gifted explainers, they seize our attention – provoking us to consider the plights of others, to delve into the injustices of the world, and to contemplate the consequences of our actions on people, communities and the planet we share. Here are some books by inspiring, trailblazing agents of positive change.

  • ‘Dear Christians. Some PPL are gay. Get over it. Love God.’

  • A collection of drawings by Syrian children, the most vulnerable victims of a brutal civil war, curated by Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty, with a Foreword by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan.

  • 12 simple, achievable ways you can help to save the planet -- from the world’s leading independent conservation organisation

  • Want to make a change but don’t know where to start? The practical thirty-day guide to radically reducing your waste by 80%, from waste warrior Anita Vandyke.

  • A practical guide to cutting back the amount of plastic we use, by the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace.

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