Kid’s Book Review: Amazing Activists

Kid’s Book Review: Amazing Activists

About the Book and Author and Illustrator

This non-fiction picture book is suitable for for primary school children aged 6-10 years. It is full of fascinating facts about several influential activists lives that are presented in an attractive way.

As you can see in the sample pages below each person’s story is accompanied by bright illustrations, making this inspiring book accessible to young children who can learn about some incredible people whose brave actions have changed the world for the better.

A practical activity to inspire activism is included alongside each eye-opening story to encourage children to stand up for what they believe in and discover their own activist powers, reminding us that none of us is too small to make a difference.

The featured activists include: Sonita Alizdeh; Rachel Carson; Favio Chavez; Mahatma Gandhi; Jane Goodall; Helen Keller; Martin Luther King Jr; Nelson Mandela; Wangari Maathai; Aditya Mukarji; Emmeline Pankhurst; Autumn Peltier; Boyan Slat; Gareth Thomas; Greta Thunberg; Harriet Tubman; William Wilberforce; Ai Weiwei Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah; Malala Yousafzai.

This book is published by Walker Books who we thank for our review copy.

Amazing Activists
Rebecca Schiller

Rebecca Schiller is a journalist and writer of several books for adults Please visit her website to find out more.

Sophie Beer is an award-winning illustrator/author living in Brisbane, Australia. She completed a dual degree in Law and Creative Industries with distinction at Queensland University of Technology but found the whole law thing unutterably dull and now works primarily in children’s and editorial illustration.

Book Review

I felt very inspired after reading it

Amazing activists are changing our world is a book by Rebecca Schiller and is illustrated by Sophie Beer. This book teaches you all you need to know about great activists who change our world for the better including Favio Chavez, Gareth Thomas, Greta Thunberg and other popular names.

Although I wouldn’t normally read non-fiction books as my first choice, I learnt a lot from the book and enjoyed it so much that I didn’t want to put it down as I was so into it.

It has 47 enjoyable pages, activities and more and you can learn to be an activist yourself.

I recommend this book for ages 7 to forever and I felt very inspired after reading it and I hope you will enjoy reading it too.

The stories I was most inspired by were Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s and Autumn Peltier’s.

The illustrations were lovely and bright and work well with the book.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Danny
  • Age: 11 years
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