greta thunberg takes a stand
Introduce your brilliant baby to the young climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
Greta Thunberg first heard about global warming when she was 8 years old and she was very troubled by it. She was 15 when she started a school strike. Greta led protests at home in Sweden and abroad, and soon began speaking to groups including the World Economic Forum, the British and European parliaments, and the United Nations Climate Action Summit and Conferences. She has received many awards for her efforts. Greta has an autism spectrum disorder, known as Asperger’s syndrome, which she calls her superpower because it helps her strongly focus her attention on climate change. She continues to work to get countries to decrease emissions, and she has inspired so much awareness and activism that the result is known as the “Greta Effect.” Kate Coombs’ engaging narrative and Seth Lucas’ captivating art teach young readers about this inspiring conservationist.
Kate Coombs is an award-winning author of original fairy tales, poems, middle-grade fantasy novels, and picture books, including the critically acclaimed Water Sings Blue, which won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for 2012, and many books in the bestselling BabyLit series. She lives in Bountiful, Utah.
Seth Lucas is an illustrator and designer with a BFA in graphic design. He is the cocreator of Ello There Outdoors selling prints and accessories supporting the National Parks and outdoors. He lives in Boise, ID, with his wife and daughter.