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We are all Greta : be inspired to save the world / Valentina Giannella ; illustrated by Manuela Marazzi.

By: Giannella, Valentina [author.].
Contributor(s): Marazzi, Manuela [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 128 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781786276131 (paperback).Subject(s): Thunberg, Greta -- Juvenile literature | Climatic changes -- Juvenile literature | Carbon dioxide mitigation -- Juvenile literature | Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 363.73874 Summary: "Humans are very adaptable: We can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses"--GRETA THUNBERG. Follow in the footsteps of the Swedish teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize candidate in We Are All Greta and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change. Greta Thunberg, author of No One is too Small to Make a Difference, has directed the attention of adults and her peers alike to issues crucial to the future of the planet, and the heads of even the youngest children have been filled with questions. GLOBAL WARMING, THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT, FOSSIL FUELS - what do they all mean? What are biodiversity and sustainable development? Who is studying the changes that are taking place here on Earth? Which sources are reliable? What action can I take? We Are All Greta sets out the basic ideas required to understand climate change, explained in a scientific and accessible way and drawn from the most authoritative sources. With a chapter on key words and sites to help you understand the climate challenge and a list of websites to visit for further information, this is a book for young people, for parents, for grandparents and anyone having to answer direct and urgent questions about what must be done to protect our world.
List(s) this item appears in: New Green Reads for Eco Kids
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Junior St Albans Library (DIY)
People, Law & Management
Junior Non Fiction J 363.7387 GIAN Issued 12/12/2019 IA2056909
Junior Sunshine Library (DIY)
People, Law & Management
Junior Non Fiction J 363.7387 GIAN Available IA2056808
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"Humans are very adaptable: We can still fix this. But the opportunity to do so will not last for long. We must start today. We have no more excuses"--GRETA THUNBERG. Follow in the footsteps of the Swedish teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize candidate in We Are All Greta and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change. Greta Thunberg, author of No One is too Small to Make a Difference, has directed the attention of adults and her peers alike to issues crucial to the future of the planet, and the heads of even the youngest children have been filled with questions. GLOBAL WARMING, THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT, FOSSIL FUELS - what do they all mean? What are biodiversity and sustainable development? Who is studying the changes that are taking place here on Earth? Which sources are reliable? What action can I take? We Are All Greta sets out the basic ideas required to understand climate change, explained in a scientific and accessible way and drawn from the most authoritative sources. With a chapter on key words and sites to help you understand the climate challenge and a list of websites to visit for further information, this is a book for young people, for parents, for grandparents and anyone having to answer direct and urgent questions about what must be done to protect our world.

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Kirkus Book Review

This handbook, translated from the Italian, uses teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as a point of entry to the larger topic of climate change.In 18 information-dense chapters, the book addresses a range of topics, beginning with Thunberg's childhood and the role of Asperger's syndrome and selective mutism in the development of her activism. Early chapters tell of her first school strike for climate, her first TED Talk, and the global strike these events inspired. Other chapters detail in clear language the solid, persuasive science behind climate change, including the greenhouse effect and the difference even half a degree of warming can make. Chapters on resilience, clean renewable energy, fossil fuels, waste and recycling, a planet-friendly diet, and more give enough detail to inform and inspire readers to take action. While the text is tightly packed and the writing is laden with facts, the chapters are short enough to skim and browsefortunately, since there is no index. The bold blue-and-yellow themed illustrations are visually stimulating. While the scope is global, the only other young climate activists mentioned are William Kamkwamba and Scott Mungua. Although the writing style is somewhat dry and may not entice readers not already interested in this topic, the picture that emerges is appropriately urgent and action oriented.An excellent starting point for research on the climate crisis; make this available to young readers everywhere. (glossary, websites, bibliography, references) (Nonfiction. 12-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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