Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change

Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change

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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.

Author: Robin Stevenson
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: 09/24/2019
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.60w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781683691419
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2019
Booklist 09/01/2019 pg. 89

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.