Little People, Big Dreams: Greta Thunberg is a recent new edition to the empowering book series which explores the lives of people who have achieved amazing things and left an important mark on this world.
Little People, Big Dreams: Greta Thunberg was published on 26 May 2020 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. It is 32 pages long hardback edition that was written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Anke Weckmann. The book chronicles the amazing journey of a Swedish teenager named Greta Thunberg who rose to fame in 2018 when she started skipping school to protest outside the Swedish parliament to demand action on climate change. She did this by holding up a sign that read 'Skolstrejk för klimatet' which translates as 'School strike for climate'. Greta was later joined by other students, who shared her passion for climate activism, and soon a global movement was born.
Little People, Big Dreams: Greta Thunberg is a great little book that explores the live of this passionate, fearless environmental activist. Greta Thunberg is such an interesting, inspirational figure. In just a few short years she has used her youth and her straight-forward speaking manner to gain international recognition to demand adults and politicians address the climate crisis to save the next generation from the consequences of climate change. Greta was born on 3 January 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden. Greta has had an interest in caring for the environment from a young age. Her parents raised her to be environmentally friendly and she was very proud of her great-grand uncle Svante who discovered a hundred years ago that the planet was warming up and humans were responsible for it.
One day at school, Greta watched a film about climate change in class. The film worried her so much, Greta stopped talking and eating, so her parents took her to a doctor. The doctor said she had selective mutism and Asperger's which meant she would only speak and pay attention to what was important to her. To help their daughter, Greta's parents agreed to lower their carbon footprint by becoming vegan, upcycling and giving up flying. Her parents were not happy about her activism at first. They respected that she wanted to make a stand, but did not like her missing school. They knew that if they kept her home, she would be unhappy and would not talk to them, so they agreed to let her skip school to protest, because their daughter's happiness was important to them. Greta has called her Asperger's diagnosis a "superpower" that has helped her in her activism.
Little People, Big Dreams: Greta Thunberg is a great book about one of the most influential and powerful voices in climate activism of this generation. It is a must-read to teach children about how important it is to care for the environment and the power of peaceful protest.