Social Activism Books for Kindergarten

Books can encourage kids of all ages to enact change in their communities. Because it’s never too early to make a difference, each month we’ll be sharing a list of social activism books for each grade level starting with Kindergarten. Check out our social activism book roundup below, and for more social activism titles, check out our full printable Social Activism Diverse Reading List!

Allie's Basketball Dream

Allie’s Basketball Dream
written by Barbara E. Barber, illus. by Darryl Ligasan

Basketball is Allie’s favorite sport–she’s loved it ever since her father took her to her first game at Madison Square Garden. Allie’s story of self-determination is one that young athletes will recognize.

Sparkle Boy

Sparkle Boy
written by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Maria Mola

Casey loves sparkly things! But his older sister Jessie does not approve–until an encounter with bullies helps her learn to accept and respect Casey for who he is.

Destiny's Gift

Destiny’s Gift
written by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illus. by Adjoa J. Burrowes

Destiny tries to keep her friend’s neighborhood bookstore from going out of business by using her resourcefulness and creativity.

Drum, Chavi, Drum/¡Toca, Chavi, Toca

Drum, Chavi, Drum! /¡Toca, Chavi, Toca!
written by Mayra L. Doyle, illus. by Tonel

Even though nobody in her neighborhood thinks girls should play the drums, Chavi knows she was born to drum.

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