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Heroes To Zero

Written By Weslie Lechner

Published By Worldreader Originals

A series of short stories for children about climate change!

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Heroes to Zero #1: An Inconvenient Youth

Now Available in Spanish!

After learning that 52 billion tons of greenhouse gasses are emitted each year, Millie Brown takes a vow of silence to raise awareness about climate change at her school. This leads her and her classmates to form the Heroes to Zero climate club and work towards turning their school into a Net Zero greenhouse gas emitter. This is a story about teamwork and making a big difference.

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Heroes to Zero #2: Show and Sell

Now Available in Spanish!

Banned from the science fair, Lucas Sanchez hatches a plan with his friend Amelia to turn the event into a statement on renewable energy. With humor and determination, they rally the Heroes to Zero climate club, defy the ban, and leave the school warmer and wiser. Lucas’s journey from prankster to climate champion proves that even the most unexpected individuals can spark positive change.

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Heroes to Zero #3: Seeing is Believing

Now Available in Spanish!

Lakshmi Gupta, the softball sensation, thought joining the Heroes to Zero climate club would be a grand slam. But what happens when her daily routine reveals a hidden environmental impact she never saw coming? Will Lakshmi sacrifice victory in order to give her school a wake-up call? Dive into this eco-adventure and discover how one girl's journey from impatience to empowerment sparks change!

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Heroes to Zero #4: More Clean For More Green

Now Available in Spanish!

Amelia Evans isn't one to take no for an answer, so when her proposal for electric school buses hits a roadblock, it's time to get creative! Will the Heroes to Zero climate club find the funds needed to give her proposal the green light? Buckle up for an unforgettable journey filled with unexpected turns.

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Heroes to Zero #5: Any Way You Slice It

Now Available in Spanish!

When trouble brews at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Asher Odinga's love for pies, pie charts, and peace offerings might just save the day. With the help of his friends, Asher cooks up a plan to convince the school to switch to electric buses. But will their efforts result in a sweet victory or a sour outcome?


Heroes to Zero #6: Waste Not, Want Not

Now Available in Spanish!

When the climate club celebrates a victory in reducing food waste, Matthew Lui, a math-savvy sleuth with a nose for mysteries, uncovers the shocking reality about the cafeteria's actual environmental impact. Follow along as Matthew reveals the facts and sparks a new mission for the Heroes to Zero.


Heroes to Zero #7: Careful What You Wish For

Now Available in Spanish!

Though hesitant to enter the spotlight, Maya Ritter is determined to find her inner strength. When she joins the Heroes to Zero climate club, she's unsure if she can make a difference. Can Maya overcome her doubts and inspire her school to reduce waste and combat climate change? Find out in this heartwarming tale that teaches us that even the quietest voices can spark profound change.


Heroes to Zero #8: Branching Out

Now Available in Spanish!

Join Andy Garcia, a blunt, nature-loving middle schooler, as he battles to save his beloved woods from destruction. Will his efforts be enough to protect the forest? And will the Heroes to Zero climate club be willing to lend a hand? Find out in this heartwarming tale of friendship, determination, and environmental activism.


Heroes to Zero #9: Better Together

Now Available in Spanish!

The Heroes to Zero climate club is deflated. Enthusiasm is waning, and participation is dwindling. When Tommy takes on the challenge of reigniting the group's passion, he learns the importance of perseverance and teamwork. Will Tommy be able to get the club back on track and make a lasting impact? Find out in this heartwarming tale of friendship and environmental activism.


Heroes to Zero #10: 2, 4, 6, 8... To Change the World, Participate!

Now Available in Spanish!

Kids' voices are often overlooked, but Charlotte and the Heroes to Zero climate club refuse to stay silent. When plans to destroy the woods to create a mall appear to be moving ahead, they spring into action. Through determination, creativity, and a few laughs, they're hopeful their voices can spark big change. But will they be heard? Read to find out!

Weslie Lechner, Author of the Heroes To Zero Series, Reads An Inconvenient Youth

Join Weslie Lechner for Earth Day as she reads one of her books, An Inconvenient Youth, from the Heroes to Zero series!

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