True Tales of Childhood from Changemakers and Leaders
by Robin Stevenson
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Pub Date 23 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 18 Jan 2023
Featuring kid-friendly text and full-color illustrations, Kid Trailblazers highlights contemporary figures who have led the way in government, social activism, environmental justice, and the arts. Middle-grade readers will learn how these figures got their start as kids just like them, with impactful stories and fun facts such as:
• Angela Merkel once won a trip to Moscow, where she bought a Beatles album.
• Stacey Abrams and her siblings played pretend as librarians for fun.
• Al Gore lived in a hotel as a kid and liked to drop water balloons off the roof!
Kid Trailblazers explores the childhood stories of leaders who have taken on the most pressing issues of our time by expressing themselves and challenging the world.
“Kid Trailblazers highlight[s] a diverse array of many lesser-known leaders around the world who have paved the way for innovation and change...An important nonfiction collection of stories about influencers and leaders when they were children.”—School Library Journal, starred review
“Inspiring examples for younger would-be world-changers.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This book helps young leaders-to-be get excited about fixing problems they spot, and they may meet some new heroes, too. For your biography-finding this school year, Kid Trailblazers is the easy solution.”—Terri Schlichenmeyer, Bookworm Sez
“Stevenson sketches her subjects’ childhoods and later impact, deftly setting the scene for each one and providing informative details, engaging quotes, and sometimes humorous anecdotes.”—Mombian
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“Do you dream of a world where people are truly free and equal, where our planet is protected, and where everyone’s voice can be heard?”
Kid Trailblazers is a true treasure. From the way it is divided, to the “trailblazers” showcased throughout its pages and their easy-to-follow but meaningful biographies, and eye catching illustrations, I cannot wait to share this book with students and family alike.
In a world and climate, were all hope for true change lies within our children, Kid Trailblazers provides an opportunity to shed some light into amazing individuals and the big impacts they have made into society in different ways. Regardless of age, sex, color, your kiddos will find great role models to look up to within these pages. And who knows? Maybe they themselves will be the next trailblazers!
I cannot wait to read all the other books in the Kid Legends Series.