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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike To Save The Planet

It's 20 August 2018, late summer in Stockholm, and it feels incredibly hot in the city. The TV news reports rising temperatures, and there have been numerous fires throughout Sweden. Fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg decides she can't wait any longer: politicians have to do something to save the environment. Instead of returning to school, Greta takes a placard and goes on strike in front of Sweden's parliament building.

Greta's protest began the Fridays for Future — or School Strike 4 Climate — movement, which millions have now joined around the world. Greta has spoken at COP24, the UN summit on climate change, and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is her story, but also that of many other girls and boys around the world willing to fight against the indifference of the powerful for a better future.

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"Thunberg’s throw-down-the-gauntlet style comes through clearly — both in the challenging stare she directs at readers from Carratello’s cover and interior illustrations and in the distinctively tart quotes within.... Camerini works from published interviews and articles to fill in the origins of her concern over the lack of effective action to counter climate change, her Asperger’s diagnosis, and the significant supporting roles her parents have played." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author Valentina Camerini
Illustrator Veronica Carratello
ISBN 147119065X
Publication Date Aug 22, 2019
Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Language English