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BOOK LIST:

Social Activism: Children and Tween Reads

Updated: December 19, 2023

Book cover of Alejandria fights back! ¡La lucha de Alejandria!
Alejandria Fights Back! ¡La lucha de Alejandria!
Hernández-Linares, Leticia
Call Number: S xz

Book cover for All Are Welcome
All Are Welcome
Penfold, Alexandra
Call Number: xz

Book cover of The artivist
The Artivist
Smith, Nikkolas
Call Number: xz

Book cover of Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America
Because They Marched: The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America
Freedman, Russell
Call Number: 323.409761 F853

Book cover of Call me Miss Hamilton : one woman's case for equality and respect
Call Me Miss Hamilton: One Woman’s Case for Equality and Respect
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Call Number: x 323 W3623

Book cover for Counting on Community
Counting on Community
Nagara, Innosanto
Call Number: xz

Book cover for Enough! 20 Protesters Who Changed America
Enough! 20 Protesters Who Changed America
Easton, Emily
Call Number: xz

Book cover of Evicted! : the struggle for the right to vote
Evicted!: The Struggle for the Right To Vote
Duncan, Alice Faye
Call Number: x 323 D911

Book cover for If You're Going to a March
If You're Going to a March
Freeman, Martha
Call Number: xz

Book cover for A is for Activist
A is for Activist
Nagara, Innosanto.
Call Number: xz

Book cover for Let the Children March
Let the Children March
Clark-Robinson, Monica
Call Number: xz

Book cover for Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Harrison, Vashti
Call Number: x 920 H322

Book cover for M is for Movement
M is for Movement
Nagara, Innosanto
Call Number: x

Book cover of Our skin : a first conversation about race
Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race
Madison, Megan
Call Number: x 305 M182 2021

Book cover for Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights
Sanders, Rob, 1958-
Call Number: xz

Book cover for Raise Your Voice: 12 Protests That Shaped America
Raise Your Voice: 12 Protests That Shaped America
Kluger, Jeffrey
Call Number: 309.73 K665

Book cover for Rise Up! The Art of Protest
Rise Up! The Art of Protest
Rippon, Anton
Call Number: e-Book

Book cover for The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
Deedy, Carmen Agra
Call Number: xz

Pre-K - Grade 3

What seems like a simple folk tale about a small village is actually a weightier story of the power of courage, and the importance of standing up to oppression. A noisy rooster refuses to be silenced by the mayor’s increasingly severe punishments, and inspires the town to speak out on his behalf.

 

Book cover for Same, Same But Different
Same, Same But Different
Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue.
Call Number: xz

Book cover for Strictly No Elephants
Strictly No Elephants
Mantchev, Lisa
Call Number: xz

Book cover of A sweet smell of roses
A Sweet Smell of Roses
Johnson, Angela
Call Number: xz

Book cover of This is your time
This Is Your Time
Bridges, Ruby
Call Number: x 370 B851-2

Book cover for The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5)
The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5)
Hale, Nathan, 1976-
Call Number: x GN

Book cover for Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Call Number: x 811 W362-4
Grades 3-5.
Free-verse poems and stunning illustrations combine to tell the story of a woman who came from humble beginnings and endured much – ultimately emerging as a national hero and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

Book cover for We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration From Civil Rights Leaders
We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration From Civil Rights Leaders
Call Number: x 323 W3615-1

Grades 2 - 6. Sixteen children’s book artists, including Selina Alko, Alina Chau, Lisa Congdon, Emily Hughes, Molly Idle, Juana Medina, Innosanto Nagara, Christopher Silas Neal, John Parra, Brian Pinkney, Greg Pizzoli, Sean Qualls, Dan Santat, Shadra Strickland, Melissa Sweet, and Raúl the Third, illustrate the words of civil rights leaders who inspired them and talk about why. Deeply inspirational.


Book cover for We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Call Number: x 323.1 W3615

Book cover for What Can a Citizen Do?
What Can a Citizen Do?
Eggers, Dave
Call Number: xz

Pre-K - Grade 3:  A multicultural collection of young citizens, beautifully illustrated by Shawn Harris, band together to build a community and make their world a better place.

 

Book cover for The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
Levinson, Cynthia
Call Number: x 323.1 L6655

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