The Earth is changing fast — but the animals have a plan.
Gorilla is noticing changes all around.
Something isn’t right. The days are hotter. It’s raining more than usual.
The forest is shrinking. Are animals in other parts of the world experiencing changes too?
There is only one way to find out.
“DEAR HUMANS: A LETTER FROM THE ANIMALS takes us into an emergency meeting among the
animals to confront a crisis: the increasing destruction of their habitat. The animals wonder why humans are not doing more to protect the planet. But the answer is not as simple as they might think, and the solution may lie in the wisdom and creativity of humans themselves. With both humour and unflinching candidness, Dear Humans plunges us into an urgent conversation, inviting readers of all ages to engage in constructive dialogue about our relationship to the natural world.” — Andrew Katz, author of I Just Want to Be Super!
Fiction. Young Adult. Environmental Studies.
Nisha Coleman is a writer, storyteller, and actor based in Montreal. Her stories have been featured on the CBC, Moth Radio Hour, and Risk! podcast. She facilitates community storytelling workshops, locally and internationally, including for Story Collider, which was part of a collaboration with the World Health Organization. Coleman is the co-founder of Strand Storytelling School and co-artistic director of the storytelling series Enfabulation. Her memoir Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris was published by Radiant Press in 2016.
Shanthony Exum is a US-born, Montreal-based multimedia artist who sits at the intersections of activism and art. Her art and music have been lauded by The New York Times, NPR, Billboard, New York Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Jezebel, and more, with her 2017 viral pop song Thunder Thighs landing on lists of feminist anthems. In addition to advocating through music and multimedia platforms, Exum aims to increase the visibility of marginalized people and issues such as climate change and consumerism in her broader work fighting all forms of oppression. She currently works as a freelancer for clients such as MacArthur Foundation, UCLA, WITNESS, North Star Fund, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Black Futures Lab (founded by Alicia Garza), Brookings Institute and MTV.