Together We March: 25 Protest Movements that Marched into History

English 7 years & up History Historical Figures Activism Social Justice Education Environmental Activism Global Community Leah Henderson & Tyler Feder Summary: For #sweetsandsocialjustice this week, I’m so excited to share my thoughts on Together We March! This anthology weaves together historical movements throughout history. I really appreciate how author Leah Henderson places each event…

The Power of Her Pen

Written By: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: John Parra For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Black Journalists, Trailblazing Women, Historical Figure, Black Protagonists, Politics, Social Justice. Summary: Ethel was born in 1911 and always had an ear for stories. She endured constant racism while trying to get an education, and was able…

Sometimes People March

Written & Illustrated by: Tessa Allen For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Community, Social Movements, Social Change, Peaceful Protest, Community Action. Summary: Sometimes People March is a story that sticks with you long after the covers are closed. The text has a unique ability to ring of both past and current events while…

This is Your Brain on Stereotypes

Written by: Tanya Lloyd Kyi  Illustrated by: Drew Shannon  For ages: 11-14 years Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Social Justice, Critical Thinking, Growing Up, Media Literacy, Growing Up. Summary:  I loooove this book! Books that focus on explaining inequity and the need for social justice to young adults are some of my favorites. In the book, author Tanya Lloyd Kyi takes…

Big Ideas for Young Thinkers: 20 Questions about Life and the Universe

Written By: Jamia Wilson Illustrated by: Andrea Pippins For Ages: 9-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: Philosophy, Social Justice, Growing Up, Social Emotional Learning, Critical Thinking. Summary: This week for #sweetsandsocialjustice I wanted to share a book that combines a lot of the social justice principles that I believe are so important, and part of…

Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers’ Rights

Written By: Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by: Kristy Caldwell For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, Worker’s Rights, Activism, Legislation, History. Summary: Even if you haven’t heard of Frances Perkins, you’ve certainly heard of Social Security, which she helped FDR make into a reality for Americans. This book explores the life of lifelong activist…

No! My First Book of Protest

Written By: Julie Merberg Illustrated by: Molly Egan For Ages: Infants & up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Historical Figures, Feminism, Social Justice. Summary: It’s Saturday, my favorite day of the week because I get to share my pick for #sweetsandsocialjustice with you all! This week is a board book about famous activists,…

Dictionary for a Better World

Written By: Irene Latham & Charles Waters Illustrated by: Mehrdohkt Amini For Ages: 8-12 years (middle grades) Language: English Topics Covered: Activism, Social Justice, Education, Social-Emotional Learning, Global Community. Summary: This is a fantastic book that pairs together important definitions for a social justice education and personal anecdotes from the authors. The layout of this…

Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

Written & Illustrated By: KaeLyn Rich For Ages: YA Middle grades & up Language: English Topics Covered: Feminism, Activism, Community Organizing, Education, Critical Thinking, Growing Up, Social-Emotional Learning, Grassroots Change. Summary: Spoiler: this book is AMAZING! It was perfect for this week’s edition of #sweetsandsocialjustice for which I made apple berry galette. Why, do you…

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness

Written &¬†Illustrated by:¬†Anastasia Higginbotham For ages:¬†8-12 years Language:¬†English¬† Topics Covered:¬†Whiteness, Social Justice, Activism, Racism, Anti-Blackness, Self-Reflection, Police Brutality,¬† Summary:¬† Not only is this book beautiful, but it is important. ¬†It fits perfectly in with the #sweetsandsocialjustice series that we’ve been posting lately! I made peanut butter chocolate squares, which appear on one of the pages….