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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Accessible intro to Swedish teen climate activist's work.

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Valentina Camerini's accessible narrative introduces teen activist Greta Thunberg to a middle grade audience, addressing climate change, being on the autism spectrum, and social media strategy. Greta's Story moves along quickly from the hot summer of 2018 that changed the then-15-year-old's life, driving her to launch a climate strike at school and publicize it on Instagram. Kids with an interest in climate change or activism around some other cause will find a lot of information and probably some inspirational ideas here.

Readers dealing with autism spectrum disorder, which in Greta's case seems to be both a disability and a superpower, and depression, which she overcame to do her work, may find her story especially relatable.

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