Taking Action for Civil and Political Rights

From the Series Who's Changing the World?

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Do you ever worry about people being treated unfairly? Do you wish you could help make things better? The civil rights activists profiled in this book do that every day. One teenager organized a hunger strike and a protest of 120,000 people to demand voting rights. Three friends started the Black Lives Matter movement by commenting on social media. Another activist started a petition that asked teen magazines to stop altering photos of girls’ bodies. And a farmworker organized other farmworkers and consumers to ask for higher wages and better working conditions. Explore the stories of these inspiring kids and adults, and learn how to start making a difference yourself.

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978-1-46779-394-0
$33.32 $24.99
978-1-46779-665-1
$50.65 $37.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.6
BISACS JNF043000, JNF007110
Dewey 323
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1070
ATOS Reading Level 7.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 182592
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2017

Reviews

School Library Journal

“A bright launching pad for tweens looking for social justice causes and accompanying role models. . . . [T]his series is a winner for collections in need of quality, inspirational materials on contemporary activists.”—School Library Journal

Author: Eric Braun

Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into his books (unbeknownst to them).

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Who's Changing the World?

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth, sick and injured people who needed help, and unfairness in schools, and they decided to make a… View available downloads →