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Just Get Started! Be Unstoppable! Dream Big! How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly...
Just Get Started! Be Unstoppable! Dream Big! How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly...
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  • Just Get Started! Be Unstoppable! Dream Big! How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly Singh. This book shows us how ordinary people have persevered throughout history to do extraordinary things to help themselves and others.
    These activists come from many different backgrounds and a drives to take action. They work for human rights, to help the environment, to preserve historic buildings and more. This book will inspire young readers by giving them tips on getting started, continuing when the going gets tough and encouraging others to get involved. They will learn how to use determination, channel their passions and dream big to change the world.

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  • Biographies, picture books, cookbooks—Elizabeth MacLeod has written them all and more. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, as well as Children's Choice awards across Canada. This is the fifth book Elizabeth and Frieda have written together—their most recent is How to Become an Accidental Genius. Elizabeth lives in Toronto.

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  • School Library Journal

    April 1, 2021

    Gr 5-8-This collection spotlights a variety of activists from around the world, including high-profile figures such as Greta Thunberg and lesser-known individuals such as Pushpa Basnet, a Nepali social worker who advocates and cares for the children of imprisoned women in Nepal. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of activism, from finding one's passion to being flexible. Brief profiles of those who are working on initiatives such as climate change and human rights provide basic information about the individuals or groups, their work, and their motivations. Although a few historical activists are covered, the majority of the movements described are still in progress. This book details the endeavors of young people and incorporates information about events as recent as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. Boldface words and phrases are interwoven throughout. Colorful sidebars highlight quotations and explanations that support the narrative, and large, clear photographs appear on each spread. Chapters start with a whimsical digital collage illustration. Back matter includes a glossary, a list of resources, and an index. VERDICT This volume will inspire readers to conduct further investigation into the movements that excite them, and they might be spurred to stand up and make their voices heard.-Sarah Reid, Four County Lib. Syst., NY

    Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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