BookKids: Use Your Voice, Change the World!

Meghan shares five books she loves, to inspire young readers to use their voice and change the world! These are all available at for shipping or curbside pick-up!

9780525580454We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson & Cheryl Willis Hudson

“In the largest “Own Voices” project ever published, fifty artists and illustrators pair up to answer one question: “In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?” The result is a passionate, artistic tour de force about the state of the world, the power of hope, and the importance of resistance.”


9781250203557We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illus by Michaela Goade

“Beautifully illustrated in rich, saturated colors, We Are Water Protectors offers readers a resonant appreciation of the natural world, a passionate ode to the mission and beliefs of Native activists, and a powerful plea for us all to hear the call and do more to protect the planet we call home.”

9781561458448We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson

“Local author Cynthia Levinson’s well-crafted historical narrative not only provides an important history lesson about the Civil Rights Movement, but also presents kids with a wonderful example of how real children managed to make their voices part of the national dialogue in a meaningful way. Following each child’s story step by step, Levinson pushes modern readers to reflect on how they themselves might respond in similar situations and how much courage that would take.”

9780449817445Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, illus by Sean Qualls

“Born with a deformed leg, Emmanuel refused to let his story end there. Self-taught to play soccer, ride a bike, and fend for himself, he became a figure of change and inspiration as he rode 400 miles across his country to gain respect for the disabled and prove that disability doesn’t equal inability. This is a moving and empowering book for kids that champions both the importance of equality and an individual’s power to make a difference.”

9781481465595I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy, illus by Elizabeth Baddeley

“This judicial icon has never struggled to form an opinion or state it boldly (even when unpopular). Separating personal feeling from dispassionate dissent, this tribute to the value of clear-eyed debate will hopefully inspire young thinkers to embrace the discomfort of disagreement and calmly speak their minds!”






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