Tag: activism

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van Thanh Rudd

Summary Here’s something fun to try with The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van Thanh Rudd. Give the book to someone and tell them to check it out. Watch them as they read the pages. I am willing to bet the reader… Continue Reading “The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van Thanh Rudd”

Pies From Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Dee Romito and Laura Freeman

Summary “Every time I take a flight, I am always mindful of the many people who make a successful journey possible—the known pilots and the unknown ground crew.” Martin Luther King spoke these words as he accepted the Noble Peace Prize. He was referring… Continue Reading “Pies From Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Dee Romito and Laura Freeman”

Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs by Susan Hughes

Summary When was the last time you paid attention to the activities in your town? What did you notice? What did you appreciate? Jane Jacobs, an author and an activist, was fascinated by the intricacies of city life. As a child, she wondered how… Continue Reading “Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs by Susan Hughes”

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson

Summary It’s eerie to think that Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson was published two months before the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. The stories are the same; courageous children taking monumental risks to draw attention to atrocities. This powerful story,… Continue Reading “Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson”

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood

Summary From the author of the incredible book Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood invites us into the world of female innovators and activists. This book highlights, in poetic verse, the stories of fourteen young women that made a huge difference in the lives of women. Shaking… Continue Reading “Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood”

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