I should have been Greta Thunberg.

At least, that’s what part of my brain insists. As if to prove that dystopian YA novels actually have more to them than adults have given them credit for, the young woman has slowly risen to great acclaim and celebration. It’s well-deserved, and other young activists — Autumn Peltier, Mari Copeny, aka “Little Miss Flint,” Xiye Batista, Isra Hirsi, and before them, Severn Suzuki — have been getting a wonderfully encouraging following. From working to get water flowing to Flint and the First Nations people in Canada who have been neglected by our government, to…