The Tiny Activist

Category: poc-centric narratives


Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou

Written by: Bethany Hegedus, forward by Colin Johnson Illustrated by: Tonya Engel For ages: 7-10 years  Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figure, Writer, Activism, Activist. Summary: This is an incredible and lyrical retelling of Maya Angelou’s life, I was hooked instantly upon opening the…

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The Proudest Blue

Written by: Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali Illustrated by: Hatem Aly For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Muslim Identity, Islamophobia, Family, Growing Up, Siblings, Own Voices, Lived Experiences, POC-Centric Narratives, Resilience, Strength.  Summary: The Proudest Blue is a story about Asiya’s first day hijab, which she has…

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Alright white people, what can we do?

Hi folx, This is a slightly different post than usual, given the national events taking place and an influx of new followers.  We are white, able-bodied, people that run this website and it’s my duty to both educate myself and…

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No Voice Too Small

Edited by: Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson, Jeanette Bradley Illustrated by: Jeanette Bradley For ages: 5-9 years  Language: English  Topics Covered: Activism, Youth Activists, Poetry, Own Voices, Environmental Activism, Violence, Indigenous Voices, American Citizens, LGBTQ, Education, Muslim Activist, Community.  Summary:  Y’all need to buckle up for…

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My Undead Life: Really Rotten Drama

Written by: Emma T. Graves Illustrated by: Ellie O’Shea (Binny Boo) For ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Zombies, Growing Up, Family, Friendship.  Summary:  I really enjoyed this book!  It’s the second in the series, but there was a quick recap of…

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We Are Little Feminists: Families

Written by: Archaa Shrivastav & Little Feminist Book Club Photographs by: Collected by Little Feminist Book Club, page numbers with acknowledgments are on the back cover! For ages: Infants and up Language: English  Topics Covered: Family, Feminism, Intersectionality, LGBTQ, Relationships, Board Books.  Summary:  This is probably the…

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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border

Written by: Mitali Perkins Illustrated by: Sara Palacios For ages: 3-8 years Language: English & some Spanish Topics Covered: Family, Immigration, Border Patrol, POC-Centric Narratives, Latinx, Mexican-American, Culture & Traditions, Love, Growing Up, Global Community. Summary: Even though this is a story centering around Christmas, we felt…

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Internment

Written by: Samira Ahmed Cover Art by: art by Dana Ledl, design by Karina Granda  For ages: YA 12 years and up Language: English, some Arabic. Topics Covered: Islamophobia, Internment, Violence, Military Action, Oppression, History, Subversion, Independent Thought, Activism, Friendship, Love, Growing Up, Relationships.  Summary: …

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Astro Girl

Written & Illustrated by: Ken Wilson-Max For ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Space, Astronauts, Family, Self-Confidence, POC-Centric Narratives.  Summary:  Astrid LOVES space, and everything about being an astronaut.  Her dad asks her some questions about aspects of space travel and she is filled…

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The Girl Who Rode A Shark

Written by: Ailsa Ross Illustrated by: Amy Blackwell For ages: 8 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: History, Historical Figures, Adventure, Global Community, Feminism, Trailblazer.  Summary:  This is a really fascinating and fantastic book that travels both the globe and history.  When going through…

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