Groundwood Books


Written by Jennifer Cowan

For students in grades - 9 | Published April 01, 2009 | ISBN 9781554980130
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / General

Cover of earthgirl

Regular price $9.95 CAD

232 pages
Digital Format

About this book


Jennifer Cowan

A New York Times Editors' Choice

Earthgirl follows the eco-evolution of sixteen-year-old Sabine Solomon, who is thrown into the fray one afternoon when she's riding her bike downtown to join her friends, and an idling minivan driver carelessly tosses leftovers from McDonald's out the car window, blindsiding Sabine and leaving her covered in plum sauce.

When Sabine tosses the garbage back at the offensive driver, an altercation ensues that is captured on the videophones of her friends. In a technological blink, footage is posted on YouTube, and Sabine finds herself at the center of a heated eco-debate. A crusader is born.

About the Author

Jennifer Cowan

Jennifer Cowan is a writer and story editor. She lives and works in Toronto. Visit Jennifer Cowan's blog: Follow Jennifer Cowan on Twitter:

Awards and Praise
earthgirl is smart, funny, attuned to the times, and completely appropriate for its intended audience...Not only is the book entertaining, but it's educational as well, without being obvious about it.