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
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.
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.
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!
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.