Please welcome my guest author today, Alice Faye Duncan. She has a list of picture books about the power of protests and activism.
We are also giving away two of her signed books on this theme! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
Pictures Books About the Power of Protests and Activism
A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
This board book introduces tiny tots to a vocabulary of activism. It is never too early to understand that soul force, not violence is enough to bring peace, justice, and goodness into the world. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
Evicted: The Struggle for the Right to Vote Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charly Palmer
Black sharecroppers in Tennessee sacrifice their safety to register and vote. Their courage inspires James Junior, a young high school student to activate his courage and integrate his local school. [middle grade picture book biography, ages 9 and up]
Free As a Bird: The Story of Malala by Lina Maslo
Malala Yousafzai is a human rights activist and the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. This is the story of her courage and to advocate for girls, their equal rights, and opportunities to go to school. [picture book biography, ages 4 and up]
Greta and the Giants: Inspired by Greta Thunberg’s Stand to Save the World by Zoe Tucker, illustrated by Zoe Persico
Told like a fairytale or fable, here is the story of Greta Thunberg, a teenage climate change activist. The book allows young children to view themselves as agents of change. [picture book biography, ages 4 and up]
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson, illustrated by Frank Morrison
This beautiful book explores the 1963 Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama. In protest of segregation, hundreds of students allow themselves to be jailed. Written like a poem, young readers witness what is possible when children work together to make the world a better place. [picture book biography, ages 6 and up]
Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Keturah Bobo
This is Grandmother Opal Lee’s biography for children. Written like a “call and response,” the book offers children a history of Juneteenth and a delicious recipe for red Juneteenth punch. [picture book biography, ages 4 and up]
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Cole, illustrated by George Ford
At 6 years old, Ruby Bridges was the first child to integrate a public school in New Orleans, Louisiana. Today she travels the nation to inspire young children to model her courage. [picture book biography, ages 4 and up]
Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Eric Velasquez
This is a work of historical fiction. Two sisters sneak from the house to participate in the 1963 Children’s March in Birmingham, Alabama. The message is clear. There are times when freedom requires risk and sacrifice. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
Without Separation: Prejudice, Segregation, and the Case of Roberto Alvarez by Larry Dane Brimner, illustrated by Maya Gonzalez
The first successful court case to integrate American schools involved Roberto Alvarez in California’s Lemon Grove School District. Here is an American history that every American kid should know. [picture book biography, ages 7 and up]
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendrick, A Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Audrey Faye Hendricks was the youngest child arrested during the Birmingham “Children’s March.” When she heard a preacher speak about the urgency to abolish segregation, Audrey joined the protest. This book offers a resounding message. Children are mighty as one voice and a chorus of many. [picture book biography, ages 5 and up]
OPAL LEE and EVICTED: 2 Signed Book GIVEAWAY!
We are giving away two signed books! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom. We can only mail to U.S. and A.F.O. addresses.
Alice Faye Duncan is a National Board Educator who writes for young learners. Her motivation is to help children remember forgotten moments in American History that will bolster their courage and determination. Her newest books include Opal Lee: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth and Evicted: The Struggle for the Right to Vote, which is a Junior Library Guild Selection. You can find more Alice Faye Duncan books at her website: www.alicefayeduncan.com.
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