Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies and full-color illustrations tell stories from the challenging but defining years of Martin Luther King, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists who championed our civil liberties-and shaped the world. Every activist started out as a kid-and in some cases, were kids when they began their activism. Before they became champions of African-American, women's, LGBTQ, disablity, education, labor, and civil rights, the world's most celebrated activists had regular-kid problems, just like you. Kid Activists tells the stories of a diverse and inclusive group-including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Harvey Milk, Dolores Huerta, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, Nelson Mandela, Emma Watson, Janet Mock, Helen Keller, Alexander Hamilton, Ruby Bridges, Iqbal Masih, Malala Yousafzai, and Autumn Peltier-through kid-friendly text and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The Kid Legends series welcomes award-winning and multi-published Canadian author Robin Stevenson to the series! Robin has published many works of middle-grade non-fiction in Canada as well as Pride, a YA non-fiction published in the US and Canada, which became a Stonewall Honor Book and was selected for the US Board of Books's Young People's Outstanding International Books list and ALA's Rainbow List. Robin has been a Governor General's Award nominee, Canada's top literary honor. Robin tours schools and libraries extensively and will hit the road for Kid Activists. Robin is an activist herself! She has taken in Syrian refugees in Canada and helped them relocate to permanent settlements. Before becoming a writer, she spent ten years as a social worker and counselor, making her the perfect author to tackle this serious and complex theme. Activism books for kids have been all the rage since the 2016 election, especially compendiums heralding major figures who pushed female causes forward. Although this book isn't exclusively about feminist rights, this book can sit beside Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History.


  • 208 pages
  • 5.5 x 8 inches
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

Rights available for...

  • French
  • Dutch