The Tiny Activist

Category: Self Expression


You Matter

I can’t imagine sharing a more beautiful or timely book than this one today. You Matter is a beautiful book that speaks directly to the listener’s heart. Addressing the reader in a humorous way, Christian Robinson manages to inspire a…

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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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Indian No More

Written by: Charlene Willing McManis with Traci Sorell Cover Art by: Marlena Myles For ages: Middle Grades Language: English & some Chinuk Wawa Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Historical Fiction, Historical Events, Umpqua Tribe, Own Voices, Relocation, Dissolution, Racism, Oppression.  Summary:  This book’s main character Regina might…

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I Will Dance

Written by: Nancy Bo Flood Illustrated by: Julianna Swaney For ages: 4 years and up  Language: English Topics Covered: Dance, LGBTQ Families, Cerebral Palsy, Disability, Friendship, Acceptance, Goals, True Story.  Summary:  This is an absolutely beautiful story about a real girl who yearned to find a…

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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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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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I Am Brown

Written by: Ashok Banker Illustrated by: Sandhya Prabhat For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Learning, Diversity, Empowerment, Own Voices.  Summary:  Folx, this book is beautiful inside and out.  I Am Brown is a celebration of the many…

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Trees Make Perfect Pets

Written by: Paul Czajak Illustrated by: Cathy Gendron  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability, Nature, Girls Outdoors, Love, Pets, Biology.  Summary:  Trees Make Perfect Pets is a story about a girl named Abigail who wants a special pet…

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You Be You! The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family

This little book hopped off the shelf and into Lee’s hands like it was meant to be! In just 73 short, beautifully illustrated pages, author Johnathan Branfman and illustrator Julie Benbassat have created the guide that I wish I had…

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Freda and the Blue Beetle [released 4/15]

Written & Illustrated by: Sophie Gilmore For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Friendship, Independent Thought, Courage, Freedom, Discovery, Wonder, Intuition, Bravery.  Summary:  This book is SO amazing. Freda is a free spirit that values discovery and adventure, much to the dismay of the other…

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