A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Packed with biographical and historical information in brief but detailed stories about the lives of important activists.
Stand up for what you believe in. One person truly can make a difference. Someone who helps you when you're a kid can insipre you to make a difference in the world when you grown up.
Positive Role Models
By taking on discrimination of many kinds and fighting for change, all of these activists show readers that one person truly can make a difference.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Robin Stevenson’s Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change is the sixth book in the Kid Legends series. It's an inspiring, optimistic look at the early lives of some of the world’s most influential activists, including Nelson Mandela, Helen Keller, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, and Martin Luther King Jr. The age-appropriate positivity can gloss over the true hardship and pain of the discrimination these activists are fighting against, but their childhoods are relatable and occasionally funny. The short profiles draw young readers into the lives of people who changed the world by being themselves.
Is It Any Good?
Filled with inspiring stories and anecdotes, this collection of brief biographies is a great, relatable look at the lives of activists whose lives young readers might not fully understand. Kid Activists: Tales of Childhood from Chanpions of Change looks at each activist’s focus, then at the childhood events that helped form his or her activism. While some events (such as the life of a newly freed enslaved person) are glossed over and given an overly positive spin, that same positivity can help inspire readers to overcome obstacles and follow their dreams, and to stand up for what they believe in.
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