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Author Readings

Please get in touch with Draco Viridi to organise a book reading and educational discussions with the author. A fun and impactful session can be tailor made to your classroom units of enquiry and the age of the students.

School Reviews

St Clares Primary School

The World Book Day at SCPS just got extra special when children’s author, nature and animal lover, Suzanne Younan conducted two sessions for our P1 – P3 students at school on Tuesday, 23rd April 2024.

Suzanne wrote The Green Dragon books, using Hong Kong settings, to touch the hearts of children and encourage them to care for nature and take action. Her books present real-world issues of pollution in Hong Kong. Delivering her message through the Green Dragon and the many familiar local animals adversely affected,


Suzanne effectively imparted concerns that have impacted her deeply. Through her presentations, she gave our young learners deeper insights into how some of our everyday actions are contributing to environmental deterioration.

Suzanne’s visit inspired creativity by allowing our young Clarians to interact with someone who has successfully created stories and characters, and tackled real-world issues to mitigate pollution in Hong Kong. Through the talk, students were guided to self-reflect on their own waste habits, and the practical changes they can make at home and in the world.

Miss Sandy

Head of English

French International School


Thank you very much for visiting our school and sharing your lovely stories with us.

The children were delighted to meet you and learn about the Green Dragon. You were warm and friendly and invoked a captive audience. The children learned a lot about topical environmental issues and, as such, were inspired and motivated to get started on their sustainability project.

It was the perfect way to start our unit.


We can’t wait to invite you to our school for another visit!

Warmest thanks from,

Ms. A. Hamilton,



We recently invited Suzanne to our school, as part of a Y2 unit on Habitats. This is the third time that Suzanne has visited our school because the teachers requested another visit. She is organised and generous with her time. She was happy to sit and answer all the students' questions and she also gave up her time to help mentor a Y6 student, who was preparing for her PYP Exhibition, so much so that the student described Suzanne as her 'inspiration.'

Ms. C Beard.

Director of Learning,

International College HK

March 2023


Shrewsbury International School

Suzanne has written a beautiful and important series of books that speak to real-world issues of pollution in Hong Kong. Through her thoughtful presentations to our students, she helped them to think more about how everything we throw away leads to the deterioration of our own neighbourhoods and surrounding countryside. Delivering her message through the green dragon and the many familiar local animals adversely affected, Suzanne effectively imparts concerns that have impacted her deeply. Our children were receptive, engaged and motivated, sharing in her commitment to treat the natural world around us with greater care. She is a wonderful writer and speaker.

Ms. Beth McNeilly

Teacher Librarian,

Shrewsbury International School

March 2023

French International School

Thank you for a great talk today!  It is wonderful to see your passion for the environment and we really loved learning about your heroes.  Sadly, Hong Kong has such a long way to go, and covid has created an even bigger waste problem which no one is talking about.  It was perfect timing too as today is Earth Day!


April 2022

ESF Renaissance College

SC) - Renaissance College had 3 days author visits with Suzanne Younan in March. Suzanne did a very good job with all of our Yr 1-4 and 6 students. She is very flexible and our year 6 students had so many questions about her initial ideas of raising awareness of plastic problems. They had a lot of inspiration for their exhibition. We had Suzanne 3 years ago on-site. That was much better of course than on zoom. 


Yr 6 - The session about action with Y6 was inspiring. Hearing the ways that you have taken personal action and made a difference within the community was fabulous. The students learnt a lot about the types of behaviours they can take as they work towards the Exhibition and making action a lifelong skill was excellent, very inspiring. Thank you for answering all the questions and inspiring us all. 

Yr 2 - I liked the way the story connected to Hong Kong so the children could connect to the local environment. Thanks for join us.


Shirley CHAN & Yr2 and Yr 6 teachers

Primary Teacher Librarian

Renaissance College ESF

March 2022

International College Hong Kong

Suzanne Younan visited our school via Zoom to share her story, ‘The Green Dragon’ with our Year Two students.  Her visit was part of a unit about how humans impact on habitats. This was the second time that Suzanne had worked with our Year Two students. After a successful visit last year, she was recommended by one of our teachers. 

In preparing for the visit, Suzanne was incredibly easy to communicate with. She is passionate about her work and she is very organised and flexible. 

Her presentation was excellent. She engaged our students. They loved the story and, since her visit, they have been inspired to take action and to reduce plastic usage at source, calling themselves ‘Green Dragon Superheroes’.


Charlie Beard

Director of Learning

International College Hong Kong

Primary and Kindergarten

March 2022

French International School, Jardines Lookout

Suzanne Younan came to The French International school to talk about her fabulous books The Green Dragon and The Green Dragon and the ‘Oh No’ Bird.  She did much more than just an enthusiastic reading though, she also excited the children about how they can help care for our Earth and the ocean.  She told lots of fun stories about her dog on Hong Kong beaches that made the students listen, care and want to make a difference. She was an absolute hit and I recommend getting her into your school as soon as possible!


Shumaira Join

GSC English Teacher

Coordinatrice de l'anglais site de Jardine's Lookout

Coordinator for the English Department Jardine's Lookout

May 21

Kellett School, Pok Fulam

It was a pleasure to work with Suzanne. When working with her to plan sessions, she was extremely flexible and knowledge. She has a lovely style with the children and explains things at a level that all ages groups could understand. 


Her story has such a powerful message and covers such a relevant issue that affects all of us. Her book delivers this in an engaging way that the children can understand and relate to. 


The children thoroughly enjoyed their sessions with Suzanne and learnt a lot from both her and her story.

Phoebe Short

English Curriculum Co-ordinator

May 21

Victoria Kindergarten, Causeway Bay

Our school enjoyed a wonderful visit from the author Suzanne Younan, who shared with us her book, The Green Dragon. It was a timely visit as we were just completing our unit on Sharing the Planet, which linked very nicely to the message of her story. The children were enthralled with the tale of Willy the Dragon and his friends.


Suzanne shared with us the inspiration behind her book, which the children found so interesting. The children were able to really relate to the story as it is set in Hong Kong and it’s so great to be able to make a connection to a book in this way!


If you have an opportunity to invite Suzanne to your school, her presentation has a very poignant message about single use plastic and how we can all do our part to take action. Following her visit, the children had discussions about how they could be Super heroes for the planet which shows the impact the story has made with them!


Jan Rossiter 

Head Teacher

April 21

When Suzanne Younan visited our school we knew that she had passion and and a book that we related to, what we didn't realise was just how relevant and inspiring her visit would be.

Rebecca Rigden Green

Peak School Librarian

This is an important story, with endearing characters and a powerful message. As the book was set in Hong Kong, my students were instantly engaged as they could relate to the story. This enjoyable book can also be used as a teaching resource. In our class, we were able to link this with our learning to the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and to our wider concerns about the environment. 


Suzanne also joined us on our school beach clean up, sharing her book and giving a very informative talk about alternatives to single use plastic. Thank you Suzanne for helping raise awareness of these problems and for encouraging future generations to take action. 

Eliza Man

Yr 2 Class Teacher

Peak School, English Schools Foundation

Nord Anglia International School


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