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Right Now! Real Kids Speaking Up for Change

A joyful, inspiring picture book that introduces readers to eleven young people from around the world who didn't wait until they were grown to speak up about things that matter to them and change the world for the better. From climate activist Greta Thunberg to anti-bullying advocate Jaylen Arnold to peace activist Bana Alabed and more, these short profiles of young people and their causes will inspire readers to think about what matters most to them. An author's note, Actions to Make a Difference, and additional resources are also included, providing a roadmap for any kid who wants to make change and help others too.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: Upstanding
Author: Written by Miranda Paul and Illustrated by Bea Jackson

Discussion Questions

  • Which child in the book inspired you the most? Why?
  • What inspired the kids in the story to stand up for what they believe?
  • What causes do YOU care about the most?
  • Can you think of ways YOU could stand up for your beliefs like the kids in the book?


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