Greta Thunberg by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, illustrated by Anke Weckmann

Publication Date: 05 May 2020

The Blurb

When young Greta learned of the climate crisis, she stopped talking. She couldn’t understand why people in power were not doing anything to save our Earth. One day she started protesting outside the Swedish Parliament, creating the “School Strike for Climate.” Soon, lots more young people joined her in a global movement that shook adults and politicians alike. She had found her voice and uses it to inspire humans to action with her powerful message: “No one is too small to make a difference.”

The Review

Are you ready to be inspired? The latest book in the outstanding Little People, Big Dreams Series focuses on Greta Thunberg, the environmental activist. This series highlights inspiring people and how they came to prominence in their chosen field. Let’s just take a moment to remember that this is Greta Thunberg, who is not yet old enough to vote in all but 11 countries world wide at the time of this review.

This biography is fact packed and gives us a clear understanding of where Greta’s passion started and how she grew it to become the world wide movement we know it as today. Quirky illustrations bring her story to life, showing the worry her parents felt as she stopped talking, and their support for her as she made the changes to her lifestyle to uphold her views.

Extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the climate activist’s life are perfect for research topics whether at school or at home, especially as the book ends with recommendations of more books to help you find out more about this inspirational young woman.

Huge thanks to Danni at Frances Lincoln Children’s Books for sending me a copy. Make sure you check out the other titles in the series. I’m off to see if I can find Little People, Big Dreams: David Attenborough next.


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