Non-fiction Book of the Month by Safiyyah S (Year 11)

No One is Too Small to Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Greta Thunberg – good or bad. Either way, I think that she is one of the most influential people in our society today. Her resilience through all the hate she receives, her confidence despite her syndrome and being an activist who has become the voice of our whole generation are just some of the reasons why I think she is inspiring. I will admit I had a bit of trouble writing this review compared to my previous reviews. One of the reasons why is because I didn’t know whether to treat this book as any non-fiction book or a book about a subject that I have grown to become passionate over the years. The environment.

The book is an extremely easy read – not going past 80 pages – and it consists of a collection of eleven speeches which she has written and presented about global warming and climate change. This book brings you Greta in her own words and I feel like it is a huge cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the planet, no matter how powerless we feel because our future depends upon it.

I really recommend this book to every single person. If a 16-year-old can speak for a whole generation, we can stand by her and be the change we all want to see.