Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change (Kid Legends)

Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change (Kid Legends)

Book 6 of 6 in the Kids Series
Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists.

Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable problems, often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Kid Activists tells their childhood stories through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Expected to be published on September 24, 2019 by Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1683691415
ISBN-13: 9781683691419
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  • jeffdaboss
    jeffdabossFriday, July 19, 2019 at 1:46 pm44 stars
    Kid Activists is another good book in the Kid Legends series. It's about popular activists in their childhood. It covers a variety of activists, some of which I have never heard of, like Dolores Huerta. It discusses activists who ended up helping abolish slavery, like Alexander Hamilton and Rosa Parks. It presents activists who were born recently, like Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai. It even features activists who became popular activists as a child, like Iqbal Masih and Autumn Peltier. This book encompasses a range of people who used their voices and experiences to change the world. This book is great for many because it inspires kids to use their voice, just like these kid activists.
    • ajg16
      ajg16Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm55 stars
      Almost every person in history who have changed the world started out as a kid who didn't think they could accomplish what they did in there life times. Read about Malala Yousafzai who stood up for her rights as a girl to go to school, or about Martin Luther king Jr. Who stood up for people's rights and got the ball rolling for ending segregation. I could go on and on about the amazing people in this book, but all I know is this is an absolute must read! I learned many things about history I didn't know about before. I would recommend this for ages 11+ Thanks for reading -Ajg16's reviews
      • kruzingwithk9s
        kruzingwithk9sThursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm55 starsFeatured
        People often say: “You’re just a kid, you can’t do anything”. Well, some kids like Ruby Bridges, did do something! She faced crowds that said that black kids can’t go to white schools. But she went to the school anyway! Or Rosa Parks, who refused to move to a different seat so a white passenger could sit. This book tells the true childhood stories of kid activists. Such stories like Helen Keller, the blind and deaf girl who stood up for disabled people. Frederick Douglass taught escaped slaves; Harvey Milk thought everyone should be treated equal, Iqbal Masih fought to end child slavery, while being a slave himself. And Malala Yousafzai thought that everyone should have education. After all, in order to become an adult, you must be a kid. So ignore those people that say kids can’t do anything and go out there and do something! This book was seriously good, and I couldn’t put it down. I’m going to go see if my library has the rest of the series because it was so good.
        • domosaur
          domosaurWednesday, July 10, 2019 at 4:59 pm55 starsFeatured
          Everyone has been a child once, and while most grow up to live a normal life, some grow up to be passionate activists about problems they experienced as a child. Did you know that Alexander Hamilton, an activist for liberty and freedom, was born on an island? Or that Autumn Peltier became an activist because her family had unclean water to drink? Some of these activists have unlikely childhoods, as well as a figure in their life that guided them into activism. In their community around them, they recognized problems, such as segregation, slavery, or inequality. To read more about these activists’ childhoods, read Kid Activists. I really liked learning about where these activists started, and how their history helped them become activists. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars, and recommend it to kids and anyone interested in history.

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