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Synopses & Reviews
A celebration of political activism by America's youngest citizens — our children.
You're never too young to care about your community or to stand up for your beliefs. That's the empowering message of this book, which is all about how real kids exercise their first amendment rights.
Filled with inspiring photos of children at recent demonstrations and rallies, The Little Book of Little Activists also includes inspirational quotes from kids themselves on topics of equality, diversity, and feminism, as well as an introduction by Bob Bland, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, and an afterword by civil rights activist Lynda Blackmon Lowery, author of Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March. Five percent of gross proceeds go to benefit the Children's Defense Fund.
The Little Book of Little Activists is a child's very first introduction to political activism, presented at a level that they can understand and relate to. Perfect for parents who want to raise their kids to become participatory members of a democracy.
"An inspiring reminder that people of any age can play a role in the quest for social justice." School Library Journal
"This book is inspiring and hopeful in all the best ways. The youngest of children need to see adults in action, speaking up for their rights. With this book, they’re reminded that they can do so as well. After all, as Maddie, age 14, tells us on the book’s final spread, we all need to speak the truth, even if our voices shake." Kirkus
"Perusing these pages and reading the empathetic thoughts of children will definitely warm your heart, but more importantly remind you who and what the fight is for: the next generation." BUST
"The Little Book of Little Activists perfectly captures one of the best parts about the historic Women’s March — the kids. They were out in full force that day, and their fierce signs, tiny raised fists, and clear understanding of justice gives me so much hope. I know my son and daughter will never forget that day, and I’m so glad this book exists to document the presence of our tiny beautiful future leaders." Kate Schatz, New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z
About the Author
Penguin Young Readers unite the best authors, illustrators, and brands from the Penguin Young Readers Group under one umbrella to engage all levels of early readers, from emergent all the way to fluent. With an easy numbered leveling system and the Guided Reading leveling system, these books allow educators, parents, and kids to quickly find the perfect book for any developing reader.