Rolling Warrior: The incredible, sometimes awkward, true story of a rebel girl on wheels who helped spark a revolution

English YA Activism Historical Figure Social Movements Disability Accessibility Education Protest Judith Heumann with Kristen Joiner summary Judith Heumann is a legend in activist scenes, particularly in the disabled community. I was so excited to find out that there would be a YA adaptation of her memoire, which focuses mostly on her role in the…

Rainbow Revolutions: Power, Pride, and Protest in the Fight for Queer Rights

English 12+ LGBTQIA+ Community History Historical Figures Queer Lived Experiences Protest Activism Advocacy Jamie Lawson & Eve Lloyd Knight summary For #SweetsAndSocialJustice this week, I went all out and made a mountain of frosting (I’m always convinced I’m going to run out) and it culminated in what I described to those I shared it with…

Nye, Sand and Stones

English 4 years & up Protest Questioning History Self-Advocacy Bree Galbraith & Marion Arbona summary Do you ever meet a character and instantly love them? Meet Nye. Nye lives on the Island of Sand and builds sandcastles with the other children until a warning bell rings. When the bell rings, everyone knows that big stones…

Marching for Change: Movements Across America

english Elementary & Up Activism Social Movements Protest Marches Historical Figures & Events Joyce Markovics summary For #SweetsAndSocialJustice this week, I have a book that focuses on three large-scale protest marches, and the context surrounding them. Much of this book is large photographs, which make it much more powerful to read. Chronologically covering the 1963…

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

Written by: Paula Young Shelton Illustrated by: Raul Colón For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Modern Black Freedom Struggle, Black Culture & Identity, Activism, Protest, Historical Figures, Non-Fiction, Community, Family. Summary:  When Paula was 4 years old, her family moved from New York back down South to organize and protest during the Civil Rights/Modern Black Freedom Struggle of…

M is for Movement: aka Humans can’t Eat Golf Balls

Written & Illustrated by: Innosanto Nagara  For ages: Middle grades  Language: English, Indonesian places, phrases, references.  Topics Covered: Social Justice, Social Change, Protest, Activism, Young Adult, Growing Up, Military Action, Family, Own Voices. Summary:  For our next installment of #sweetsandsocialjustice we have a middle grade book by one of our favorite social justice authors, Innosanto Nagara. Because I am a…

Noodlephant

Written by: Jacob Kramer Illustrated by: K-Fai Steele For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Social Justice, Activism, Protest, Friendship, Community, Oppression, Community, Ingenuity, Peaceful Action.  Summary:  In our next installment of #sweetsandsocialjustice we have Noodlephant! I made some brown sugar cornmeal shortbread, inspired by Noodlephant making pasta from unique ingredients.  Follow the link in bio for the…