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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

Uwiringiyimana, Sandra (Author)
Pesta, Abigail (Author)
HarperCollins 2017. 296 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Activism, first-person narration, gender equality, immigration, memoir, poverty, refugees, Rwanda, Sandra Uwringiyimana, social justice, war
 
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When Morning Comes

Raina, Arushi (Author)
Tradewind Books 2016. 232 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: 1970s, activism, apartheid, first-person narration, multiple voices, protest movements, racism, school life, socio-economic disparity, South Africa, Soweto
 
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Fight to Learn: The Struggle to Go to School

Scandiffio, Laura (Author)
Annick Press 2016. 168 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, child labour, child soldiers, children’s rights, discrimination, education, gangs, global awareness, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, poverty
 
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Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

Fleischman, Paul (Author)
Candlewick Press 2014. 204 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, capitalism, carbon emissions, consumerism, democracy, environment, fallacies, globalization, illustrations (photographs), population, power, science
 
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A Bus Called Heaven

Graham, Bob (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2012. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Activism, bus, community, cooperation, diversity, illustrations (watercolours), neighbours, recycling
 
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The True Cost of Fashion

Spilsbury, Louise (Author)
Crabtree 2014. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, clothing, consumerism, economics, fashion, making a difference
 
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Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City

Charleyboy, Lisa (Editor)
Leatherdale, Mary Beth (Editor)
Annick Press 2015. 136 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, art, city life, cultures, discrimination, identity, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, youth
 
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The True Cost of Technology

Colson, Mary (Author)
Crabtree 2014. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, consumerism, economics, globalization, making a difference, technology
 
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Why War Is Never a Good Idea

Walker, Alice (Author)
Vitale, Stefano (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Activism, death, diversity, ecology, environment, graphic design, multimodal, personification, poetic language, war
 
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Elephant Journey: The True Story of Three Zoo Elephants and Their Rescue From Captivity

Laidlaw, Rob (Author)
Deines, Brian (Illustrator)
Pajama Press 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, animal rights, captivity, elephants, narrative non-fiction, peaceful protests, sanctuaries, transportation, zoos
 
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Little Brother

Doctorow, Cory (Author)
Macmillan 2010. 432 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Activism, adventure, civil rights, cyberpunk, metafiction, technology, terrorism
 
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Planet Ark: Preserving Earth’s Biodiversity

Mason, Adrienne (Author)
Thompson, Margot (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, biodiversity, Earth, ecology, endangered animals, global awareness, habitats, illustrations (acrylic)
 
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Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Six Guiding Beliefs (As Told by His Niece)

Watkins, Angela Farris (Author)
Comport, Sally Wern (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, African Americans, civil rights, inspiration, Martin Luther King Jr., social change
 
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Pay It Forward Kids: Small Acts, Big Changes

Runstedler, Nancy (Author)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2013. 64 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, around the world, children, children’s rights, empathy, social change, social justice
 
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One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists

Wilson, Janet (Author/Illustrator)
Orca 2008. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, around the world, children and war, children’s rights, making peace, peace, social justice
 
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Our Rights: How Kids Are Changing the World

Wilson, Janet (Author/Illustrator)
Second Story Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, around the world, children, children’s rights, discrimination, human rights, justice, making a difference, United Nations
 
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