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Books That Inspire Activism In Children


Activism as a concept may be a little difficult to teach your little ones. How do you explain to a six-year-old about standing up against injustice and fighting for your rights? Will your little one understand when you tell her that is important to choose a cause and fight for it? Maybe not. 

So, what is the best way to introduce activism to children? Books, of course. From preschoolers to teens, there are many wonderful books on activism that cater to different age groups and talk about different causes. While A is for Activist conveys progressive values to little children, Malala's Magic Pencil is all about Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Other interesting books in this list include — Let the Children March, Little Book for Little Activists etc.    

So what are you waiting for? Check out this ClipBook to talk to your child about activism and inspire the little activist in her.   



40 Picture Books For Young Activists

Activism can be ingrained at a young age. Parents can teach children to stand up for themselves and for others, who are less fortunate than them. Books are a great way to talk about activism and these 40 picture books are fun as well as informative.

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World

The amazing women featured in this book are trailblazers, who inspire other women to follow their footsteps. The book also festures 13 woman illustrators whose artwork accompanies Hood’s biographical tributes to the famous names.

Let The Children March

This book is about the struggle of black people against discrimination and apartheid. It will give your child a lot of information about their struggles and help him form his own opinion against discrimination.

A Is For Activist

This is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights and so on. The mesmerising ill...

Malala's Magic Pencil

This is a wonderful read for younger students that will also provide insight and encourage discussion about the wider world. The simplicity of Yousafzai's writing and the powerful message she sends, make this book inspirational for all.

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 rights to ask for justice. This book is filled with inspiring photos o...

The Day The Crayons Quit

Duncan is assigned a coloring assignment in class, but when he looks inside of his crayon box, he sees a box of letters saying that the crayons quit! His crayons are through working as crayons, and they have sent Duncan a lot of letters expressing...

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