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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

“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

“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

Praise for Kid Authors by David Stabler:
“Lively glimpses of formative moments and budding talents.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A fun and useful addition, especially for aspiring writers and class projects.”—School Library Journal, Paige Rowse, Needham High School, MA
“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

“[Kid Authors] was full of real information, but the author made it fun and funny…I would recommend this book for all people who read books and want to know interesting information about authors, and also for people who want to be authors themselves.”—Michael, age 9

Praise for Kid Presidents by David Stabler:
“Just like history class, only hilarious.”—Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever

“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

“Caricatures by Horner are whimsical and funny, a good match for a book that demonstrates that every president started life as a goofy, regular kid.”—Booklist

Praise for Kid Artists by David Stabler:
“Impressively diverse.”—Booklist

“For budding artists, here’s a heartening reminder that 17 unconventional greats—not to mention all the rest—started out as children too.”—Kirkus Reviews 

“Memorably weird childhood moments—Jackson Pollock accidentally had part of a finger chopped off and then eaten by a rooster—are likely to stick with readers, as will Horner’s impish cartoons.”—Publishers Weekly

Praise for Kid Athletes by David Stabler:
“Outstanding…Inspiring and entertaining, Kid Athletes isn’t just for sports fans.”—Booklist, starred review

“Even if you don’t exactly love sports, this book only says a little bit about them in the actual sport, so go out and get this book because it will teach you a lot and you will enjoy it immensely.”—Kidsday reporters, Newsday

“Perfect for the adolescent set, these inspiring stories mix fun and non-fiction.”—Geeks of Doom

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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