|Our house is on fire : Greta Thunberg's call to save the planet|
Author: Winter, Jeanette
The urgent and powerful story of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 510780
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/02/20)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 11/01/2019 The remarkable rise of Greta Thunberg, Sweden’s most famous teenage climate activist, is used to introduce the threat of climate change and inspire a call to action. Thunberg is described as “quiet” and “invisible”—without referencing her autism—until she learns about the warming planet. Her plunge into research, depicted through eight similar spreads in which she witnesses calamitous weather on a TV screen, leads to her school strike, sparking the global children’s movement for which she is known. While Thunberg’s story and words carry undeniable fire, the book itself brings little to the table. Winter (Sisters: Venus and Serena Williams, 2019) uses several quotes to enliven the otherwise stale text, and the monotonous illustrations fall short of her usual standard. No information is given on climate change itself; rather, the book seeks to encourage youth activism in general. Still, this may (briefly) be the only picture book featuring the young Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and while younger audiences may find themselves puzzled and possibly frightened, others will be led to further interest in Thunberg—and activism. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.