Tag: political activism

Freedom Summer for Young People: The Violent Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

Finish the Fight! The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

The World’s Poorest President Speaks Out

Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker

We the People [released July 1]

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 book.  The poetic words… Continue Reading “Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou”

All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything

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 this book.  These are… Continue Reading “No Voice Too Small”

Equality’s Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America

Written by: Deborah Diesen Illustrated by: Magdalena Mora For ages: 3-8 years Language: English  Topics Covered: Activism, Equality, Rights, Voting, American History, POC-Centric Narratives, Oppression, Racism, Politics.  Summary:  This rhyming book is an incredible look at the history of voting rights in America, and specifically about the activism that took… Continue Reading “Equality’s Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America”

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