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Social Activism: Children and Tween Reads

Updated: June 2, 2020

All Are Welcome
Penfold, Alexandra
Call Number: xz

Counting on Community
Nagara, Innosanto
Call Number: xz

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

If You're Going to a March
Freeman, Martha
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A is for Activist
Nagara, Innosanto.
Call Number: xz

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

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

M is for Movement
Nagara, Innosanto
Call Number: x

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

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

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.


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

Strictly No Elephants
Mantchev, Lisa.
Call Number: xz

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

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. 

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

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.


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