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The Schoolgirl Who Went On Strike To Save The Planet
August 2019 Book of the Month
The story of one girl who inspired a worldwide climate change movement.
Translated by Moreno Giovannoni is the author of the critically acclaimed The Fireflies of Autumn and a freelance translator of long standing. His essay 'The Percheron' was published in Southerly and selected for The Best Australian Essays in 2014. He was recipient of the prestigious Deborah Cass Prize in 2016.
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 Sweden. 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.
|Publication date:||22nd August 2019|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Ecological and Environmental, People / Places, True Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
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).More About Valentina Camerini
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