Synopses & Reviews
Moving, relatable, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists.
Every activist started out as a kid — and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world's greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems — often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school. Kid Activists tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.
"This is an ideal gift for aspiring young writers who may need proof that even the most famous authors had to start somewhere." Shelf Awareness for Readers
"[The activists'] stories offer inspiration as well as memorable moments. A broadly diverse roster of role models." Kirkus Reviews
"Stevenson brings these activists' stories to life through captivating, easily understood text and well-researched, honest facts... Kid Activists is an engrossing page-turner that will leave readers of all ages feeling inspired and empowered!" Word Spelunking
About the Author
Robin Stevenson is an award-winning author of books for kids and teens. Her writing has been translated into several languages and published in more than 10 countries. She lives with her family on the west coast of Canada.
Allison Steinfeld obtained a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She loves to create fun and playful work that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. She lives in North Carolina.
Table of Contents
PART 1: LEADING THE WAY
Frederick Douglass: A Determination to Be Free
Susan B. Anthony: Failure Is Impossible
Harvey Milk: Coming Out for Equality
Dolores Huerta: Sí, Se Puede!
PART 2: TAKING A STAND
Rosa Parks: Taking a Stand by Taking a Seat
Martin Luther King Jr.: Big Words, Big Changes
James Baldwin: Writing as Activism
Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation
PART 3: UNUSUAL CHILDHOODS, POWERFUL VOICES
Emma Watson: From Hogwarts to the United Nations
Janet Mock: Speaking Her Truth
Helen Keller: The Mystery of Language
Alexander Hamilton: An Unlikely Beginning
PART 4: CHILD ACTIVISTS
Ruby Bridges: Brave Little Ruby
Iqbal Masih: Fighting to End Child Slavery
Malala Yousafzai: The Girl Who Fought for Education
Autumn Peltier: Water Protector