Julie Bliven at Charlesbridge has acquired world rights to Nanette Heffernan’s Earth Hour. The nonfiction picture book is about the annual Earth Hour event that encourages individuals, businesses, and communities worldwide to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, on a specific day in March, as a symbol of global energy conservation. Bao Luu will illustrate; publication is set for spring 2020. Jill Corcoran at Jill Corcoran Literary Agency represented the author, and Alison Person at Astound US represented the illustrator.
-Publishers Weekly, September 2018
Pledges to date
What’s Your Earth Hour Pledge?
This Earth Hour I pledge to refuse all plastic straws.
Nanette Heffernan, California, USA
I will turn off the bathroom light.
Anie, California, USA
I will carpool to school.
Nikolai, California, USA
I will turn off the lights when I leave the room.
Max, California, USA
I will pick up trash I see on the playground.
Daniel, Washington, USA
I will turn off the lights.
Kate, California, USA
I will close the back door.
Caleb, Oregon, USA
I will get a reusable water bottle for my backpack.
Anne Marie, New York, USA