Picture Books for Young Changemakers

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Books to Foster Growth Mindsets in Children

As a teacher, I studied and pondered the effects of mindset on our behaviors a lot, hoping to help my students see challenges and learning opportunities as chances to grow, rather than obstacles they might not be able to overcome. Now, as a parent raising two girls to approach challenges and new endeavors with optimism,…

Emmanuel's Dream - The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah (Hardcover) / Author: Laurie Ann Thompson / Illustrator: Sean Qualls ; Human geography / peoples of the world, Geography, Geography & environment, Children's & Educational, Books Growth Mindset Book, Inspiration For Kids, Read Aloud, True Stories, Kids Stories, New Books, Childrens Books, Picture Books, West Africa

Emmanuel's Dream as an all-school read - Laurie Ann Thompson

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah is selected by two schools as their "all-school read."

Biography - Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull. The story of one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. A boy who wants to take charge and make a change after having a difficult life. Cesar Chavez, Harvest Hope, Esperanza Rising, Literary Nonfiction, Hispanic Heritage Month, Civil Rights Leaders, Thing 1, English, Children's Literature

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez | IndieBound.org

In this Pura-Belpre award–winning picture book, illustrated by Caldecott Honree Yuyi Morales, acclaimed author Kathleen Krull celebrates Latinx civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. An inspirational book about resistance and hope. When Cesar Chavez led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause and improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a…

Booktopia has One Plastic Bag, Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia by Miranda Paul. Buy a discounted Hardcover of One Plastic Bag online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Joelle, Day Book, Book Week, Inspiration For Kids, Library Inspiration, Library Ideas, Children's Literature, Read Aloud, Nonfiction Books

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) | IndieBound.org

The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community. Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred. The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled…

Booktopia has The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Picture Book Edition by William Kamkwamba. Buy a discounted Hardcover of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Science Books, Science Experiments Kids, Teaching Science, Science Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tools, Teacher Resources, Science Stations, Primary Science

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition | IndieBound.org

When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind. Lyrically…

Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement / Carole Boston Weatherford. AR Level: Lexile: Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement / Carole Boston Weatherford. Civil Rights Movement, African American History, Women In History, Black History Month, History Books, Art History, Nonfiction Books, Scottie, Martin Luther

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement | IndieBound.org

A 2016 Caldecott Honor BookA 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor BookA 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award WinnerStirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.”Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a…

STEP RIGHT UP: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman and illustrated by Daniel Minter. Biography about former slave William "Doc" Key, who was a self-taught veterinarian. Doc believed in treating animals with kindness. Dan Brown, Books About Kindness, Coretta Scott King, Up Book, African American History, History Books, Guided Reading, Teaching Kids, Teaching Reading

Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness

Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness – Donna Janell Bowman

What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett; by Diana Sudyka. Beach Lane Books An introduction for young readers to the life of astronomer Maria Mitchell and her comet discovery. Quaker Beliefs, The Mysterious Benedict Society, Diana, 24 September, Award Winning Books, Album, Stories For Kids, Biography, Childrens Books

What Miss Mitchell Saw | IndieBound.org

Discover the amazing true story of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer.Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual—a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell’s extraordinary discovery made her famous the world over and paved the way for her to…

The Case for Loving: The Fight For Interracial Marriage; Picture Book about the true story of Mildred and Richard Loving; Elementary School, Ages 5 to 10 Interracial Marriage, Interracial Couples, Interracial Wedding, The Jacksons, We Are The World, African American History, American Indians, Native American, Couple

Case for Loving, The

A white man Richard Perry Loving and a black woman Mildred Loving fought for their right to live as a married couple in Virginia, where interracial marriage was

 Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull. This biography tells the story of runner Wilma Rudolph who overcame the effects of Polio to win gold at the Olympics. Wilma Rudolph, Black History Books, Black Books, Best Children Books, Childrens Books, Library Themes, Library Ideas, Christian Robinson, African American Literature

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman | IndieBound.org

This is the dramatic and inspiring true story of runner Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio and eventually went on to win three gold medals in a single Olympics. “A triumphant story, triumphantly relayed.”--Publishers Weekly

“ Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim and illustrated by Bryan Collier Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read. Literary Nonfiction, African American History Month, Washington, Fifty Cent, Booker T, American Children, American Story, Mentor Texts, Close Reading

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington | IndieBound.org

Booker dreamedof making friends with words,setting free the secretsthat lived in books. Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, Booker began a five-hundred-mile journey, mostly on foot, to Hampton Institute, taking his first of many steps towards a college degree. When he arrived, he had just fifty cents in his pocket and a dream about to come…

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ELIZABETH WARREN'S BIG, BOLD PLANS - Laurie Ann Thompson

Discover the inspiring story of Senator Elizabeth Warren and her lifelong commitment to working hard and advocating for equality in this compelling and accessible picture book biography.

Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, illus. by Melissa Sweet 2013 **** Elementary Pic Book. Melissa Sweet takes on great projects, can't go wrong with her books. Melissa Sweet, Night School, Sunday School, Mighty Girl, Brave Girl, Expressions, Inspiration For Kids, Children's Literature, Women In History

Brave Girl by Michelle Markel

The true story of the young immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.This picture book biography about Ukrainian immigrant Clara Lemlich tackles topics like activism and the U.S. garment industry. The art, by Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, beautifully incorporates

Read I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark children book by Debbie Levy . Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves Autobiographies For Kids, Poses Manga, Good Books, Books To Read, Big Books, Reading Books, Reading Lists, Rhapsody In Blue, Mighty Girl

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark | IndieBound.org

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about…