No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference by Greta Thunberg is a collection of speeches the young woman has given to the UN, climate rallies, governments, and more. You probably know her from the School Strike for Climate Change.
Despite her young age, or perhaps because of it, Greta Thunberg has become a major name in the protest for climate science and the acknowledgement that we are hurtling towards irreparable disaster. This fame has lead to her delivering speeches to many important people and organisations. This book is a collection of them.
Given the nature of these speeches, reading them back to back does result in them becoming repetitive. That’s through no fault of Thunberg of course, she’s attempting to spread the same word to various people at different times and places. It is, however, a little jarring to read all in one go. Despite this being a tiny book I’d recommend spreading out each section over a few days.
My favourite of the speeches was the final one. Biased here, because that’s the one that speaks about Britain not doing enough, about us manipulating our numbers, and about the urgent need for us to take action. But all of these speeches are well written, and if you listen to this on audio, like I did, Greta reads them out herself.
On CAWPILE I rated this: Research: 8, Uniqueness: 7, Readability: 8, Personal Impact: 7, Intrigue: 7, Informativeness: 7, and Enjoyment: 7 with a total of 7.29 and a 4* rating.
Highlight here for content warnings: environmental collapse.
I should say that my CAWPILE ratings are skewed compared to others as this is part of what I studied at university, meaning that the personal impact, uniqueness, and informativeness are low for me because I have researched all of this before. But I do think that they would be significantly impactful to anyone who’s new to the information.
Have you been following Thunberg on social media and are you aware of the climate crisis? I hope so.
If you’d like to see reviews of a similar book, I’ve previously reviewed How To Avoid A Climate Disaster by Bill Gates.