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Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson
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Sep 24, 2019 | ISBN 9781683691419

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“Equally charming and informative.”—Booklist

“[The activists’] stories offer inspiration as well as memorable moments. A broadly diverse roster of role models.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The vivid details of each activist’s story, combined with vibrant illustrations, demonstrate that every civil rights hero and popular firebrand started out as children, just like the rest of us.”—School Library Journal

“Engaging and empowering.”

“Kids will be drawn in.”—Chicago Parent

“In accessible but never patronizing prose, [Stevenson] sketches the stories of her subjects’ childhoods, deftly setting the scene for each one and providing informative details, engaging quotes, and sometimes humorous anecdotes.”—Mombian

“With comic-like illustrations by Allison Steinfeld, kids will be drawn in by the short chapters and stories of history-changing grownups who were once children, too.”—Metro Parent

“Illustrate[s] a wide variety of early influences and backgrounds, proving to kids that where they come from isn’t important when fixing something that is.”—Terri Schlichenmeyer, Bookworm Sez

“An engrossing page-turner that will leave readers of all ages feeling inspired and empowered!”—Word Spelunking
Praise for the Kid Legends series:
“Just like history class, only hilarious.”—Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever, on Kid Presidents by David Stabler
“Outstanding… Inspiring and entertaining.”—Booklist, starred review, on Kid Athletes by David Stabler

“With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney’s The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renée Russell’s The Dork Diaries, this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned.”—School Library Journal, on Kid Presidents by David Stabler
“I can think of no better way to convey to children that their heroes were once just like them.”—Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star, on Kid Scientists by David Stabler

“Impressively diverse.”—Booklist, on Kid Artists by David Stabler
“A heartening reminder that 17 unconventional greats—not to mention all the rest—started out as children too.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Kid Artists by David Stabler
“Filled with cute illustrations. . . [and] mini-biographies that are interesting, funny, and, most importantly, relevant to kids today.”—Geek Dad, on Kid Scientists by David Stabler

Table Of Contents

Frederick Douglass: A Determination to Be Free
Susan B. Anthony: Failure Is Impossible
Harvey Milk: Coming Out for Equality
Dolores Huerta: Sí, Se Puede!

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

Emma Watson: From Hogwarts to the United Nations
Janet Mock: Speaking Her Truth
Helen Keller: The Mystery of Language
Alexander Hamilton: An Unlikely Beginning

Ruby Bridges: Brave Little Ruby
Iqbal Masih: Fighting to End Child Slavery
Malala Yousafzai: The Girl Who Fought for Education
Autumn Peltier: Water Protector

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