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Inspiring Stories of Fighting Injustice

#NationalWalkoutDay, where school children and teachers across the US protested gun violence by walking out of their schools for 17 minutes this morning – part of a larger, powerful movement organized by kids – inspired us to share this list with you. The books are all about recognizing injustice, finding ways to fight it, being inspired by real-life heroes, and becoming powerful in important new ways.

by Kiley Turner · Tagged Activism, kids' rights, resistance, civil rights

Our Rights

How kids are changing the world

by (author) Janet Wilson

Our Heroes

How Kids Are Making a Difference

by (author) Janet Wilson

Annaleise Carr

How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer

by (author) Annaleise Carr
with Deborah Ellis

Better Together

Creating Community in an Uncertain World

by (author) Nikki Tate

On Our Street

Our First Talk About Poverty

by (author) Jillian Roberts & Jaime Casap
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

Speaking Our Truth

A Journey of Reconciliation

by (author) Monique Gray Smith

Stormy Seas

Stories of Young Boat Refugees

by (author) Mary Beth Leatherdale
illustrated by Eleanor Shakespeare

Making it Right

Building Peace, Settling Conflict

by (author) Marilee Peters

Fight to Learn

The Struggle to Go to School

by (author) Laura Scandiffio

I Am Not a Number

by (author) Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer
illustrated by Gillian Newland

Transphobia Deal With It

Deal with it and be a gender transcender

by (author) J. wallace skelton

Because I am a Girl

I Can Change the World

by (author) Rosemary McCarney
with Plan International Canada

Every Day is Malala Day

by (author) Rosemary McCarney
with Plan International