SDG Books for 2020 – Applications open

Content Project 1 of 2020 – 10 picture books to support sustainable development goals (SDGs)

One of our aims with the  FKB Make a Difference Books for a Cause project, is to provide quality children’s and young person’s books in the creative commons area which support important global issues. Our focus is on areas that relate to child welfare, eradication of poverty and hunger, equality and human rights, conservation, or essentially any important issues that apply to all of us as a united race or to the planet we live on.

We found that the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)* are the perfect mechanism that summarises the ideals behind this project. The SDGs are also aims that everyone is aware of, that is there is a lot of exposure for these goals. So since they are a perfect fit for the aims behind FKB Make a Difference, Books for a Cause, we have decided to apply those that fit together into a theme for each of the first 10 books created by the FKB Make a Difference project, as follows:.

Book 1 – Ending Poverty and Hunger (SDG 1 and 2)

Book 2 – Gender Equality (SDG#5)

Book 3 – Health and well being (SDG#3)

Book 4 – Sustainable development, affordable clean energy (SDG 7 and 11)

Book 5 – Climate Action (SDG 13)

Book 6 – Endangered Species and Co-existing (SDG 14 and 15)

Book 7 – Pollution (SDG 6, 12, and 13)

Book 8 – Economic empowerment and entrepreneurship (SDG 8, 9, 10)

Book 9 – Civil rights and protection of injustices, including disability inclusion (SDG 16)

Book 10 – Peace and resolving conflicts or children in war zones (SDG 16)

SDG Books for 2020, UN SDGs 2030

If you want to apply to work on these books, send an application with the title “WRITER APPLICATION FKB SDG” or “ILLUSTRATOR APPLICATION FKB SDG” to danielle “at”, with:

  1. A brief (1 page) CV;
  2. Attach or provide links to what you feel are 3 samples of your best pieces of work, ideally samples should be of work in a related field (i.e children’s literature);
  3. Include details of your desired rates (if we know a ballpark what you charge for this type of work, it will help us decide if you will be a good fit for the job);
  4. A short pitch on which book you would like to write or illustrate for and how.
  5. Answer the following questions:
    • In an ideal world where money was not an object, would you prefer apple, google, linux, or microsoft, or other, and why?
    • Do you have a favourite children’s book, or a favourite author or illustrator, please give brief details?


If you have any questions about this job, please comment below, or feel free to send me a brief message via our social media channels or email. If you are asking about something already covered in our content be prepared to be referred back to the site, so please do read carefully before asking!

If you have a pitch for a book that is not within the details above, but you think we might like it, or if you have a book which is available free, please feel free to contact me, however please read our “submissions” guidelines first.

We hope to hear from you!



*To outline these futher, here is a text Summary of UN SDG for 2030


Sustainable Development Goals Summary

Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

SDG 4 (Education for everyone, everywhere) Expanded Goals Summary

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all
4.b By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries
4.c By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States

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  • I would like to have a SDGS curriculum in my kindergarten classroom and English school to support the goals of the UN and make a better place for the children of the future generation.


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