57th Street Books hosts author Robin Stevenson, who will be discussing her book, Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.
From the host:
"About the book: Moving, relatable, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists.
Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems--often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school. Kid Activists tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.
About the author: Robin Stevenson is an award-winning author of more than 20 books for kids and teens. Her writing has been translated into several languages, published in more than 10 countries, and nominated for many awards. Her YA novel A Thousand Shades of Blue was a finalist for Canada’s top literary honor, the Governor General’s Award. Her middle grade nonfiction book Pride was a Stonewall Honor book and selected to ALA’s Rainbow List. She lives with her partner on the west coast of Canada, with their son, dog, and cat."