Good news for American admirers of teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg: Two books by the environmentalist wunderkind will be published in the United States.
Penguin Press will publish a memoir and a collection of speeches by Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish activist whose work has helped keep the climate crisis in the headlines worldwide, the Associated Press reports.
Coming out first will be No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, a collection of Thunberg’s popular speeches. That book will include her address to the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York, which she’s scheduled to deliver on Sept. 23. The book, described by Penguin as “a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel,” is set for release in November.
Our House Is On Fire, a memoir that Thunberg co-wrote with her sister and her parents, will follow in 2020. The book takes its title from a speech Thunberg delivered at the World Economic Forum in January, in which she said, “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.”
Michael Schaub is an Austin, Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.