A joyful, inspiring picture book that introduces readers to eleven young people from around the world who didn’t wait until they were grown to speak up about things that matter to them and change the world for the better, from an award-winning author and New York Times best-selling illustrator.
From climate activist Greta Thunberg to anti-bullying advocate Jaylen Arnold to peace activist Bana Alabed and more, these short profiles of young people and their causes will inspire readers to think about what matters most to them. An author's note, Actions to Make a Difference, and additional resources are also included, providing a roadmap for any kid who wants to make change and help others too.
About the Author
Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including Speak Up, illustrated by Ebony Glenn, and Little Libraries, Big Heroes, illustrated by John Parra. She is a founding member of the organization We Need Diverse Books, and lives with her family in Green Bay, Wisconsin. www.mirandapaul.com Twitter: @Miranda_Paul
Bea Jackson has illustrated several picture books, including Hair Like Mine by Latisha M. Perry, and Parker Looks Up by Parker and Jessica Curry, which was a New York Times bestseller and a NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work for Children. She lives in Detroit, Michigan. www.beagifted.com
"Readers will be inspired by the blend of familiar kid activists such as Jazz Jennings, Greta Thunberg, and Malala Yousafzai with lesser-known young people like scientist Angela Zhang and community worker Jonas Corona....Jackson’s dreamy, doe-eyed illustrations embody the optimism and hope of each profiled youngster....inspirational." —Kirkus