It’s time for the another First Lines Fridays post, and it is the first one of the year!
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
The first lines of today’s chosen book are:
Last summer, a number of leading climate scientists wrote that we have at most three years to reverse growth in greenhouse-gas emissions if we’re going to reach the goals set in the Paris Agreement.
Over a year and two months have now passed, and in that time many other scientists have said the same thing and a lot of things have got worse and greenhouse-gas emissions continue to increase.
And the book is…
No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference by Greta Thunberg
‘We are the change and change is coming’
In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. A year later, she was joined in her strike by over seven million people around the world.
This is the record of a game-changing year in the fight against the climate crisis. Collecting the speeches that sparked a global movement, and iconic images of those who made it happen, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.
With new speeches from Vienna, Paris, New York and Montreal
I bought a copy of No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference yesterday, and have finished it already. The fight against climate change is something that I feel more people need to take seriously, and Greta Thunberg’s work is incredible, especially considering how young she is. This book of her speeches is incredibly inspirational, and definitely worth reading.
Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?
Are you participating in the fight against climate change?
If yes, what are you doing to help the cause?
If no, why not?
Let me know in the comments!