- Title No One is Too Small to Make a Difference
- Author Greta Thunberg
- Year 2019
- Genres Environment, Science
In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.
I’ve never read a book of speeches before and thought if I was going to start anywhere, then Greta Thunberg might be a place to kick off. Of course the messages are stark and terrifying and so important, but what I really thought was interesting was the progression of the speeches.
It’s fascinating to see what elements remain all the way through, which bits are repeated word for word, and those paragraphs that developed as time went on and nothing was done. A short book, easy to devour in one sitting, and another reminder that time is running out.
Rating: 4 / 5