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United Nations: Sustainable Development Goals

Recommended books for middle and high school on topics related to the UN SDG

Books related to Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy


(Middle school)


Fracking covers the controversies of the fracking industry, examining the different perspectives and the potential risks and benefits of fracking.

Energy Democracy

(All ages - Non-fiction)


A global energy war is underway. It is man versus nature, fossil fuel versus clean energy, the haves versus the have-nots, and, fundamentally, an extractive economy versus a regenerative economy. The near-unanimous consensus among climate scientists is that the massive burning of gas, oil, and coal is having a cataclysmic impact on our atmosphere and climate, and depleting earth's natural resources, including its land, food, fresh water and biodiversity.

Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Power

(Middle school)


Learn about the scientists, engineers, and other people working to bring us new energy options.Calling All Innovators series introduces students to careers in science and technology.

Black Gold

(Middle school - Non-fiction)

Nations throughout the last century have gone to war over it. Indeed, oil influences every aspect of modern life. It helps shape the history, society, politics, and economy of every nation on earth. This riveting new book explores what oil is and the role this precious resource has played in America and the world.