By Camerini, ValentinaIllustrated by Veci Carratello, Veronica
Greta's story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference. 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 Swe...den. 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. For readers aged 9 to 12.Read more
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Greta Thunberg was born in September 2003, the daughter of opera singer Malena Ernman and actor Svante Thunberg. A few years later she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. She has risen to global fame for her commitment to fighting climate change, and for the movement she has started for young people all over the world. Valentina Camerini was born in Milan. She began her career working on Walt Disney comics, before dedicating herself to novels and children's books. She is author of 365 Fatti Straordinari per Sorprendere gli Amici and La Storia di Greta (Greta's Story).
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