"I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic... I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is." When she was fifteen years old, Greta Thunberg's teacher explained to her class that our climate is changing — the earth is getting warmer, the polar ice caps are melting, and life on earth is threatened. Greta was devastated. What could she do? If the grown-ups weren't doing enough to save the planet, Greta would have to demand change herself.
So she went on strike, skipping school every Friday to sit outside of the Swedish Parliament building with a sign that read "School Strike for Climate." At first, Greta was the only one. But gradually, more and more students worldwide joined her. Now, a year later, Greta is speaking to audiences of world leaders, and showing everyone that even the smallest person can make a big difference. From acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter comes the urgent and powerful story of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change.