Written by: Greta Thunberg
Publisher: Penguin Random House
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It’s August 2018, and 15-year-old Greta Thunberg from Stockholm Sweden decided it was time to make a call of action about climate change and its effects in the world and our daily lives. Greta began her school strike outside the Swedish Parliament which started a movement around the world!
No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference, Is Greta’s collection of speeches in her own words that sparked a global movement. Greta has presented in the following venues: the British Parliament, the French National Assembly, the United Nations, U.S Congress and other government institutions and venues.
These speeches are Greta’s rallying cry for climate change and what we must do to make a difference in the world and protect what we have left of our environment. In Greta’s own words, “I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire.
Because it is.”
Greta has inspired a generation of teens and adults to unite in the fight for action against climate change. Greta’s speeches and calls to action explore aspects of equity and climate justice, including how countries like Nigeria and India can build on their infrastructure to raise the quality of life standards and access to clean water.
Greta has inspired teens around the world to hold demonstrations. On Fridays, millions of school children will protest about climate change, climate equity, accessibility and policies to create awareness of the immediate need to change.
This young woman has become an icon and an inspiration, from being named Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the year, nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, and even playing a role in pop culture such as making an appearance in Pearl Jam’s video: Retrograde.
Greta is a living testament that no one is too young to make a difference and inspire others to be the change, so what are you going to do about it? Estimated reading time for the book: less than one hour.
Elisa A. Garcia is a Supervising Librarian of Teen Services at the New York Public Library. She is motivated to foster a love of reading in reluctant teen readers and therefore strives to introduce them to a diverse world and experiences through books. Mentoring new librarians, Elisa has savored the opportunity to broaden her scope in promoting diversity in librarianship by building on her love to help our communities and instilling in others the passion she has for libraries and readers as a whole.