Greta Thunberg: Climate change activist wins Waterstones' Author of the Year prize

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Greta Thunberg has won the Author of the Year prize!

The teenage climate-change activist has won the big award from the bookshop, Waterstones.

It's for the 16-year-old's book, No One is Too Small To Make A Difference, which is a collection of speeches she has delivered over the last few years.

A speech she made to EU leaders called You're Acting Like Spoiled Irresponsible Children is in there, as are speeches from climate marches and when she has spoken about her autism.

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Great has sailed to America to avoid flying and and is sailing back for a big climate conference in Spain

Greta is currently on a boat sailing back to Europe.

It's after she sailed to the US to attend some big climate change conferences.

Due to unrest in Chile, one of the meetings was moved to Spain so Greta had to ask her social media followers to help her get back.

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The teenager was the inspiration behind the school strikes that millions of school kids have taken part in

Speaking about the award, Kate McHale from Waterstones said: this year we are delighted to name... an author whose words have had a unique impact on our world.

"Greta Thunberg's speeches have been an inspiration to millions."

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