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The October Climate Reads book club book is Greta Thunberg’s No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference. It will be facilitated by Jenny Offill and Theo Hirmes. BPL Presents and Writers Rebel NYC invite you to join a community of readers and writers across the nation in the Climate Reads series—a year-long reading and discussion of books shedding light on the climate crisis and environmental justice, to help guide and inspire us to take necessary action.

In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day in order to protest the climate crisis. Her actions sparked a global movement, inspiring millions of students to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference brings us Greta in her own words alongside moving images from her game-changing protests. Collecting her speeches that have made history across the globe, from the United Nations to mass street protests, her book 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. 

Our moderators: ​Jenny Offill is the author of three novels, Last Things, Dept. of Speculation, and Weather as well as several books for children. She is a member of the NYC chapter of Writers Rebel and teaches at Bard College. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Greenpeace and The Washington Post, among other publications.

Theo Hirmes is the founder of Hudson Valley's chapter of XRY and helped organize her school's September 20th climate strike. She has participated in many local and national climate actions and in 2019 was part of the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit and the Drawdown Conference.

Read the book and then come and join the discussion on Zoom. Please register for this free Zoom event. Registered audience members will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

Climate Reads: Greta Thunberg’s No One is Too Small to Make a Difference is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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