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On Hope

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780733644665

Price: £7.99

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As extreme weather becomes the norm, scientists agree that our climate is changing. But it seems too many of our leaders aren’t listening to the science and are failing to act.

In On Hope, one of the lead organisers of the Australian Climate strike, 17-year-old Daisy Jeffrey shows how ordinary people are fighting back and demanding we address climate change to help save our planet.

Daisy was at the centre of a movement that joined people together to drive change. She reveals what prompted the action, what she and her friends believe and why she is choosing hope over indifference and standing up to speak truth to power.

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Billed as "little books about big ideas", the "On" series includes titles by the likes of Leigh Sales, Stan Grant, Sarah Ferguson and Nikki Gemmell. Joining their ranks is 17-year-old Sydney high-school student Daisy Jeffrey, one of the key organisers of the Australian school climate strikes, with this extended essay on hope - a timely topic. Thoughtful and impassioned, Jeffrey reflects on the ups and downs of her involvement in the school strikes for climate movement. Along the way, she touches on everything from political polarisation to being invited to meet the Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes - and, of course, remaining hopeful "when the world really does feel like it's falling apart".
WA [PRINT] Weekend West
Overall, I adored On Hope. It showcases Daisy's strong nature and personality. She has inspired me to stand up for what I believe in and this book has pushed that inspiration to a new level. I could not put this book down! [Reviewed by Erin, Year 10, St Ursula's College Kingsgrove NSW]
NATIONAL [PRINT] Good Reading Magazine