No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation 'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today' In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments t...


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TitleNo One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
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Release DateMay 30th, 2019
PublisherPenguin
GenreNonfiction, Politics, Environment, Writing, Essays
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Reviews No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    2019-06-03
    My review got posted on Plant Based News - the world's leading website for vegan news, exciting times! “Homo Sapiens have not yet failed. Yes, we are failing, but there is still time to turn everything around. We can still fix this. We still have everything in our own hands.” It’s been a long time since I felt any hope. Year in year out we seem to only get worse as a species. More and more incompetent leaders are elected into positions o...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-06-15
    Well, my dad was starting up a backyard summer bonfire tonight, anyway. If this book weren't an eBook I'd throw it on the fire. It's the product of a hypocritical, holier-than-thou teenager whose big contribution to climate change was to have kids ditch school. Now, if you've ever seen the extensive amounts of litter left in the wake of protests from Greta Thunberg's political movement, you would find the entire effort pretty laughable. Here in m...
  • André Oliveira
    2019-06-24
    The only complaint is: some speeches seemed repetitive.
  • Kate Wyver
    2019-05-28
    What a feat. Bit repetitive but then so is governments' continuation of ignorance and dismissal.
  • Lo O'Neill
    2019-09-10
    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference is a great little book, it is not revolutionary and nothing that we haven’t heard before but it is a powerful and impactful call to action. It is a little repetitive but what else would you expect from a collection of speeches (especially ones that are on the same topic) but considering the state of the world it is a message that needs to be drilled home.This short and quick read is a great starting poi...
  • Nadia
    2019-05-28
    This small book is a collection of Greta Thunberg's speeches regarding the climate crisis. There's some repetition of some points across the 11 collected speeches but I still found each one incredibly impactful nonetheless. I should imagine it would be a great little book to give to those who may be feeling apathetic towards the issue of our warming climate. It also offers a very effectual image of what is facing the younger generations, and the ...
  • Lucy
    2019-06-04
    I applaud Greta Thunberg. A short, sobering, necessary read.
  • Kirsty Stanley
    2019-06-08
    Yes there is repetition in her speeches but that doesn’t mean we don’t need to listen. We do and we need to act. I’m trying and taking small steps but industry needs to take large ones. Now.
  • Sofia
    2019-06-20
    Super important and crucial to raise awareness. 5 stars for that, as a book though wasn't something special. A collection of Greta's speeches. Good for beginners to the subject
  • Anastasiya Mozgovaya
    2019-07-30
    an urgent must-read for everyone!"to do your best is no longer good enough. we must all do the seemingly impossible."
  • Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
    2019-08-31
    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsI saw two social media posts about Greta Thunberg while I was reading through this Penguin collection of her inspirational speeches. One post on Facebook was sneering because there was apparently a single plastic bottle visible in a photograph of Greta on the sailboat. Another post, this time on Twitter, was a vicious attack ridiculing her as a disturbed child. Both posts sought to dismiss Gre...
  • Marina
    2019-06-09
    ** Books 57 - 2019 **This books to accomplish Tsundoku Books Challenge 20194 of 5 stars! I am curious when three of my Goodreads Friends (Hestia, Melmarian and Mide) bought this books. Hesti's review in goodreads also trigger me to buy this books. She said it only $ 3.50 and it only contains 40 pages.. okay when Ied Mubarak's day and i found in google play books with voucher that I've got only IDR 16,2K i just directly bought it :DIf Pakistan hav...
  • Lizzie
    2019-06-08
    "I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic.I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.And then I want you to act.I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire.Because it is."By doing a Masters degree in Climate Change, I find myself in a bubble where I am surrounded by scientists and my peers who all care deeply about the crisis we face. Reading these speeches has been a stark reminder that t...
  • Martyn Sanderson
    2019-05-24
    like, okay, wonderfully important message and i’m hugely in support of her cause, but was there any need for this book to just be like 10 of her identical speeches? pretty sure i read the word permafrost more times in this 68 page book than i have heard it the other 25 and a half years of my life
  • Imogen
    2019-06-09
    I will forever be in awe of Greta Thunberg. Essential reading for absolutely everyone.
  • Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
    2019-07-27
    A slim collection of speeches made by the young climate change activist, mostly to politicians. Powerful and important rhetoric. The facts, as detailed by the IPCC, are clear and hardly anyone contests them in good faith. Thunberg offers as a clear ultimatum - start reducing carbon emissions drastically now. We can figure out how to restructure our energy grids and economies along the way. We don't have the luxury to work it all out beforehand. I...
  • Anthe
    2019-08-02
    Don't read the reviews, it'll ruin your day.
  • Stephie
    2019-07-28
    If we manage to avoid the worst consequences of climate change (god I hope we do), it’ll be thanks to people like Greta for standing up and fighting when all the powers in the world refused to do anything.
  • Helma Jongsma
    2019-06-13
    "We are about to sacrifice our civilization for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue to make enormous amounts of money. We are about to sacrifice the biosphere so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. But it is the sufferings of many which pay for the luxuries of a few"
  • Colin
    2019-06-14
    Getting straight to the point... 3 stars only because its a collection of existing speeches most of which are more effective as videos since you can hear it in her own voice.
  • GroovyGrapefruit
    2019-07-03
    (4.25 🌟)This book was powerful and harrowing. Yes, some of the speeches may have been repetitive (I haven’t heard the word ‘equity’ so many times in my life), but if repetition is the only thing that will make us take action, then it’s what we need. Thunberg’s speeches are hard hitting, with excellent metaphors and methods of explanation (the burning house was a personal favourite) so even someone like me who has absolutely no clue a...
  • Dyan
    2019-08-05
    A tad repetitive, but that's only logical since it's literally a collection of her speeches in which she HAS TO SAY THE SAME THINGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STILL MAKING THE WRONG DECISIONS.
  • Zulekha Saqib
    2019-06-08
    ❝ The bigger your carbon footprint - the bigger your moral duty.The bigger your platform - the bigger your responsibility.Adults keep saying: ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope’But I don’t want your hope.I don’t want you to be hopeful.I want you to panic.I want you to feel the fear I feel everyday.And then I want you to act.I want you to act as you would in a crisis.I want you to act as if our house is on fire.Because it i...
  • Neil Fulwood
    2019-06-02
    A transcript of eleven speeches given by the climate activist between September 2018 and April 2019. Every politician on the planet should read this book, spend a short but reflective period of time feeling thoroughly ashamed - and then fucking *act*.
  • Carrie Morrison
    2019-05-29
    I found it incredibly inspiring, to the point I have decided to go vegetarian and transition to veganism in the near future. It is repetitive, but that is probably due to the fact that these speeches will need to have these similar points reinforced to different politicians and audiences. Plus, it really made me remember the key facts Thunberg wanted me to remember. It's a short book and £2.99 from Waterstones so I would recommend.I can imagine ...
  • Tomas
    2019-05-28
    I STAN
  • Tammam Aloudat
    2019-06-21
    There is a certain level of idealism and faith in one's ability to change the world that slips away from us as we enter into the darkness of adulthood. What seemed once like logical, even inevitable, propositions become unreasonable and unrealistic. Realpolitik takes over and we are suddenly, well, adults. This doesn't seem catastrophic most of the time. After all, we are surrounded by other complacent adults who have similarly lost their spirits...
  • Charlotte Jones
    2019-07-30
    This small book is a collection of Greta's speeches that she has made since the start of her school strike and provides insight into the desperation of the climate crisis and the issues that face the younger generations.As someone who is aware of the lack of progress in terms of environmental change, this did not introduce me to any new ideas. However, Greta's age and strong voice provide the perfect discussion points to start a conversation abou...
  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)
    2019-06-30
    This book is a clear case of the publisher making a buck. It’s a tiny book and gives a transcript of the public speeches Greta Thunberg has given. She’s not given that many and each speech is pretty much the same. It’s a good speech and I agree with the message, but I should have just looked up her speeches on YouTube.