The Little Book of Little Activists
You're never too young to care about your community or to stand up for your beliefs. That's the empowering message of this book, which is all about how real kids exercise their first amendment rights.
Filled with inspiring photos of children at recent demonstrations and rallies, The Little Book of Little Activists also includes inspirational quotes from kids themselves on topics of equality, diversity, and feminism, as well as an introduction by Bob Bland, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, and an afterword by civil rights activist Lynda Blackmon Lowery, author of Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March. Five percent of gross proceeds go to benefit the Children's Defense Fund.
The Little Book of Little Activists is a child's very first introduction to political activism, presented at a level that they can understand and relate to. Perfect for parents who want to raise their kids to become participatory members of a democracy.
A book that represents hope for the future.
Pages after pages of children raising their voices, adding them to the chant for freedom, for equality. Fighting for what they believe in. The book includes quotes from young children about what their activism means, about the importance of speaking out. Pictures of them holding signs and participating in marches fill the pages.
What I loved:
Every little bit. I challenge anyone to read through this book without grinning and maybe tearing up a little. The children are speaking. Every word in this book represents one thing: hope. It's an incredible thing to see. There is nothing not to love here. It's inspiring to see little boys holding signs in support of women or little girls marching in a pride parade. It gives chills to see kids standing among the picket lines in the capital.
Final Verdict: A book that should be a must-have for every family, every child. One that shows them they too can make a difference. A book to give them hope.