Greta Thunberg (The First Names Series)

Greta Thunberg (The First Names Series)

By Tracey Turner
Illustrator Tom Knight


Price: $12.99

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  • Publication Date: April 12, 2022
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8
  • ISBN: 9781419737404
  • Page Count: 160
  • Illustrations: black-and-white illustrations throughout
  • Rights: North America

Meet the young Swedish activist who is standing up to climate change!

Before she was a well-known environmentalist activist, Greta was just a girl living in Stolkholm, Sweden. She first heard about climate change when she was only eight years old, and she couldn’t understand why no one seemed to be doing anything about it. When she was 15 years old, she began spending her days outside the Swedish Parliament to call for action on climate change. She’d sit outside the whole school day with a sign that read “School strike for climate." Soon, other students began to follow Greta’s lead and participate in similar protests, and together, these kids organized the Fridays for Future climate strike movement. Greta also is an inspiration to many because she has Asperger's Syndrome and is very open in talking about her diagnosis, further destigmatizing it. Today, Greta continues to fight for climate change—and continues to prove that you’re never too young to make a difference!

First Names is a highly illustrated nonfiction series that puts readers on a first-name basis with some of the most incredible people in history and of today!


"This middle grade biography on Greta Thunberg truly shines. Greta’s passion for planet Earth and the sense of urgency it creates, resonates strongly in this read." 
School Library Journal
"Ample comic-style line drawings lighten the tone and clarify complex concepts. When cartoon Greta speaks directly--through speech bubbles and with Thunberg's signature intense gaze--readers will feel the urgency for both understanding and immediate action."
Horn Book Magazine

About the author

Tracey Turner is an author and editor has written more than 70 books that cover a wide range of topics, including famous writers, breakthrough inventions, and deadly perils. She lives in Bath, England, with her partner and son. Tom Knight is an illustrator and writer. When not drawing, he can be found trying to play various musical instruments or staring out at a boat in his front garden that he wishes he knew how to fix. He lives in England with his wife, Tabby, and his two sons, Archie and Seth.