This fascinating book introduces readers to the life and work of Greta Thunberg, including her passionate speeches to raise awareness about climate change. Historic images, “Did You Know?” sidebars, and a “Topic Spotlight” special feature provide added interest and context.
Greta Thunberg: Climate Activist.
By Connor Stratton
2021. 32p. illus. Focus/Beacon, lib. ed., $28.50 (9781644936924); e-book, $24.95 (9781644937648). Gr. 2–5. 920
“In simple, straightforward language, this offering in the Important Women series (8 titles) provides insight into the life and cause of Greta Thunberg. The short biography has four numbered chapters, plus a brief “Topic Spotlight” explaining the basics of climate change and its causes. The first chapter dramatically opens in the midst of Thunberg’s first climate strike, but the
remaining chapters are more chronological, covering the 18-year-old’s childhood, activism, and impact through the pandemic that swept the world in 2020. Stratton also discusses Thunberg’s autism, noting how it contributed to her intense interest in climate change. Photos, which appear
on every spread, effectively capture Thunberg’s passion. Perfect for readers interested in nonfiction, biography, climate change, environmental justice, political activism, young role models, strong women, and more.”
— Miriam Aronin
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