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Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change

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Written by Robin Stevenson  |  Illustrated by Allison Steinfeld

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 interests and problems - often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances.

Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarising in school.

Kid Activists tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-colour cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. Some of the activists in this book encompass 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.