Right Now!: Real Kids Speaking Up for Change (Hardcover)
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.
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 "This upbeat compilation introduces young activists ranging from Kid President and Greta Thunberg to Jazz Jennings and Malala....These minibiographies pack in a surprising amount of information and work equally well as places to start research and as short, satisfying read-alouds." —Booklist "Warmly illustrated....This is a wonderful collection to show young people that they can make a change, no matter how big the issue. The role models introduced here will inspire kids for years to come."—School Library Journal —