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Political Action Books for Kids

   What Can a Citizen Do?   by Dave Eggers  "This must-have book distills the fundamentals of citizenship into easy-to-digest concepts and emphasizes the importance of caring for others, accepting differences, and taking action to initiate positive change." -  School Library Journal

What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers

"This must-have book distills the fundamentals of citizenship into easy-to-digest concepts and emphasizes the importance of caring for others, accepting differences, and taking action to initiate positive change." -School Library Journal

   We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices   ed. by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson  Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?"

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices ed. by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Fifty of the foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators--including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander--share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?"

   If You’re Going to a March   by Martha Freeman  “If you’re going to a march, you’re going to want a sign”—and this inspiring handbook, which introduces children to the world of action and activism. The focus throughout is on the fact that the right to assemble is a Constitutional part of our life as Americans.

If You’re Going to a March by Martha Freeman

“If you’re going to a march, you’re going to want a sign”—and this inspiring handbook, which introduces children to the world of action and activism. The focus throughout is on the fact that the right to assemble is a Constitutional part of our life as Americans.

   The Pink Hat   by Andrew Joyner  Here is a clever story that follows the journey of a pink hat that is swiped out of a knitting basket by a pesky kitten, blown into a tree by a strong wind, and used as a cozy blanket for a new baby, then finally makes its way onto the head of a young girl marching for women's equality.

The Pink Hat by Andrew Joyner

Here is a clever story that follows the journey of a pink hat that is swiped out of a knitting basket by a pesky kitten, blown into a tree by a strong wind, and used as a cozy blanket for a new baby, then finally makes its way onto the head of a young girl marching for women's equality.

   Monster Need Your Vote   by Paul Czajak  "Playful rhyming text and comically overblown rhetoric exemplify the intricacies of being a candidate and the importance of the democratic process. After a couple of missteps, Monster hits his stride by campaigning to save libraries. A good introduction to the dynamics of civic engagement."— School Library Journal

Monster Need Your Vote by Paul Czajak

"Playful rhyming text and comically overblown rhetoric exemplify the intricacies of being a candidate and the importance of the democratic process. After a couple of missteps, Monster hits his stride by campaigning to save libraries. A good introduction to the dynamics of civic engagement."—School Library Journal

   Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights   by Rob Sanders  Protesting. Standing up for what’s right. Uniting around the common good—kids have questions about all of these things they see and hear about each day. Rob Sanders introduces abstract concepts like “fighting for what you believe in” and turns them into something stories and actions.

Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights by Rob Sanders

Protesting. Standing up for what’s right. Uniting around the common good—kids have questions about all of these things they see and hear about each day. Rob Sanders introduces abstract concepts like “fighting for what you believe in” and turns them into something stories and actions.

   Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag   by Rob Sanders  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.

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

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.

   Enough! 20 Protestors Who Changed America   by Emily Easton  With a foreword from a Parkland shooting survivor, this lushly illustrated picture book introduces young readers to America's most influential protesters--from Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. to contemporary ground-breakers like transgender teen Jazz Jennings.

Enough! 20 Protestors Who Changed America by Emily Easton

With a foreword from a Parkland shooting survivor, this lushly illustrated picture book introduces young readers to America's most influential protesters--from Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. to contemporary ground-breakers like transgender teen Jazz Jennings.

   Rad Girls Can   by Kate Schatz  Meet a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world.

Rad Girls Can by Kate Schatz

Meet a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world.

   Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different   by Ben Brooks  You won't find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In  Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different,  author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor's striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression.

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks

You won't find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor's striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression.

   Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension   by Sara K. Ahmed  This one is actually for teachers - based on the idea that people can develop skills and habits to serve them in the comprehension of social issues, Sara K. Ahmed provides teachers with tools to help students make sense of themselves and the world as they navigate relevant topics in today's society.

Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K. Ahmed

This one is actually for teachers - based on the idea that people can develop skills and habits to serve them in the comprehension of social issues, Sara K. Ahmed provides teachers with tools to help students make sense of themselves and the world as they navigate relevant topics in today's society.

   Never Too Young: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference   by Aileen Weintraub  “Young readers are sure to find inspiration as they read about unique children from all over the world who were able to change the world around them and be encouraged to follow their dreams and fight for what is right.” — Booklist

Never Too Young: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference by Aileen Weintraub

“Young readers are sure to find inspiration as they read about unique children from all over the world who were able to change the world around them and be encouraged to follow their dreams and fight for what is right.” —Booklist