Best Children’s Social Activists Biographies Books
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1. Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You
Author: by Sonja Cherry-Paul
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThis chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America RACE.Uh-oh.The R-word. But actually talking about race is one of the most important things to learn how to do.
Adapted from the award-winning, bestselling Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, this book takes readers on a journey from present to past and back again. Kids will discover where racist ideas came from, identify how they impact America today, and meet those who have fought racism with antiracism.
Along the way, they’ll learn how to identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their own lives.Ibram X. Kendi’s research, Jason Reynolds’s and Sonja Cherry-Paul’s writing, and Rachelle Baker’s art come together in this vital read, enhanced with a glossary, timeline, and more.
2. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
Author: by Rebel Girls
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a Children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
This must-have volume brings readers on an empowering journey, introducing them to the real-life adventures of trailblazing women from Elizabeth I to Malala Yousafzai. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling readers with wonder and a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.
Each woman’s story is also accompanied by a full-page, full-color portrait that captures her rebel spirit. This hardcover edition, with an extra-smooth matte scuff-free lamination, 100lbs paper, a satin ribbon bookmark, and extraordinary print quality, is the perfect gift for any young reader, and begs to be read again and again.
4. Malala's Magic Pencil
Author: by Malala Yousafzai
Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book, inspired by her own childhood. “This is a wonderful read for younger students that will also provide insight and encourage discussion about the wider world….
The simplicity of Yousafzai’s writing and the powerful message she sends, make this book inspirational for all.” – School Library Journal (starred review) Malala’s first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them. As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil.
She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for.
She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true. This beautifully illustrated volume tells Malala’s story for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed Malala to hold on to hope even in the most difficult of times.
5. The Rebel Gift Box Set: 200 Tales of Extraordinary Women (Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls)
Author: by Rebel Girls
From the creators of the New York Times bestselling sensation Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a beautiful gift box containing two volumes with 200 stories to inspire girls to dream without limits. The Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – Gift Box Set brings two trailblazing and bestselling volumes together to share the extraordinary stories of queens and activists, ballerinas and pirates, scientists and inventors, and more for readers to explore and enjoy.
The unique narrative style transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling readers with wonder and a burning curiosity to know more about each subject. Both books feature gorgeous illustrations by female artists from around the world. Each Gift Box Set contains both Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 in hardcover, in a beautiful slipcase, shrink-wrapped to ensure scuff-free arrival.
Illustrated by 70 female artists from all over the globe, this Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls gift set will inspire your entire family to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder!
6. A is for Activist
Author: by Innosanto Nagara
One of NPR’s Top 100 Book for Young Readers Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, but for two-year oldsfull of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.
Occupy Wall StreetA is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.
The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents’ values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.
7. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
Author: by Rob Sanders
An Amazon Best Children’s Book of the Year selection Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Pride Flag with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history! In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today’s world.
Award-winning author Rob Sanders’s stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno’s evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable – and undertold – story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride.PRAISE FOR PRIDE! A Junior Library Guild Selection “Pride is a beacon of (technicolor) light.” – Entertainment Weekly “An essential LGBTQ Children’s book” – Out.
Com “This Children’s book about gay Pride should be in every school.” – Gay Times Magazine “The picture book about Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is everything you needed as a kid.” – LGBTQ Nation “I couldn’t be more thrilled the world now has this book.” – Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of MILK “This inspiring, positive story is a great introduction to two LGBTQ heroes and to the spirit of the LGBTQ community.” – Pridesource.
8. Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story (Scholastic Reader, Level 2)
Author: by Ruby Bridges
The extraordinary true story of Ruby Bridges, the first Black child to integrate a New Orleans school – now with simple text for young readers! In 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges walked through an angry crowd and into a school, changing history.
This is the true story of an extraordinary little girl who became the first Black person to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. With simple text and historical photographs, this easy reader explores an amazing moment in history and celebrates the courage of a young girl who stayed strong in the face of racism.
9. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Volume 2
Author: by Rebel Girls
“This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want.” – Melinda Gates A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! This sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, showcases 100 brand-new bedtime stories of incredible women throughout history and around the world.
In this book, readers will embark on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women through the ages, from Nefertiti to Beyonc. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling readers with wonder and a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand-new graphic design, a glossary, and full-page, full-color portraits of each subject, created by the best female artists of our time.
10. Little Feminist Picture Book (Inspiring Children’s Books, Feminist Books for Kids, Children’s Social Activists Biographies)
Author: by Mudpuppy
“Celebrate 25 amazing women throughout history with the Little Feminist picture book. Discover 52 pages of rich illustrations and motivational stories: The Little Feminist picture book is the perfect way to introduce young children to a variety of empowering women throughout history.
Featuring artists, scientists, politicians, athletes and more, there is an inspiring woman that every child can relate to and connect with. Features easy to process words by Yelena Moroz Alpert that tell each woman’s story in a simply yet moving way.
Whimsical illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and Patrick Rafana add an extra touch of wonder that will keep kids engaged. Durable hardcover design has soft touch finishes that are perfect for little hands. From Amelia Earhart to Frida Kahlo, Harriet Tubman, Maya Angelou and moreit’s never too early to encourage children to learn about the most influential women in history.
Books for ages 4-10. Books for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school children “
11. Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Author: by Laurie Ann Thompson
Schwartz & Wade
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s inspiring true storywhich was turned into a film, Emmanuel’s Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfreyis nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most peoplebut not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams.
As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability.
Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled. Thompson’s lyrical prose and Qualls’s bold collage illustrations offer a powerful celebration of triumphing over adversity. Includes an author’s note with more information about Emmanuel’s charity.
12. This Is Your Time
Author: by Ruby Bridges
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Civil rights icon Ruby Bridgeswho, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleansinspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter. Her elegant, memorable gift book is especially uplifting in the wake of Kamala Harris making US history as the first female, first Black, and first South Asian vice presidentelect.
Written as a letter from civil rights activist and icon Ruby Bridges to the reader, This Is Your Time is both a recounting of Ruby’s experience as a child who had to be escorted to class by federal marshals when she was chosen to be one of the first black students to integrate into New Orleans’ all-white public school system and an appeal to generations to come to effect change.
This beautifully designed volume features photographs from the 1960s and from today, as well as stunning jacket art from The Problem We All Live With, the 1964 painting by Norman Rockwell depicting Ruby’s walk to school. Ruby’s honest and impassioned words, imbued with love and grace, serve as a moving reminder that what can inspire tomorrow often lies in our past.
13. The Story of Ruby Bridges
Author: by Robert Coles
The inspirational true story of Ruby Bridges. The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her.
Told with Robert Coles’ powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby’s story of courage, faith, and hope continues to resonate more than 60 years later.
14. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Author: by Debbie Levy
Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgin the first picture book about her lifeas she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable! Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere.
This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.
15. Who Was Rosa Parks?
Author: by Yona Zeldis McDonough
In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” This biography has black-and-white illustrations throughout.
16. Who Was Helen Keller?
Author: by Gare Thompson
At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things.
This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers. Black-and-white line drawings throughout, sidebars on related topics such as Louis Braille, a timeline, and a bibliography enhance readers’ understanding of the subject.