5 Books to Read With Your Budding Activist

Is your little one always looking for ways to make the world a better place? Do they make sure that everyone in your family recycles, votes, and watches the news? You’ll love reading one of these stories about bold characters, historical figures, and inspiring personalities.

Brave Girl by Michelle Markel

Recommended for ages 7 to 8

Just because Clara Lemlich is a young immigrant that doesn’t mean she’s going to let factory owners treat workers poorly. After all, equality and a fair shot is what America is all about -- and no one understands that better than this brave girl.

Goldie Takes a Stand by Barbara Krasner

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Young Goldie was a natural-born leader. Long before she became Golda Meir, the first female prime minister of Israel, she was tackling injustice in her hometown of Milwaukee!

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Disagreeing does not necessarily make you disagreeable. Just ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman on the US Supreme Court. When she was a young girl, lots of people told her she didn’t have what it took to do the things she wanted to do, but she disagreed -- and proved them wrong. Now she shows the whole world that sometimes it’s important to say “I dissent!”

The Language of Angels by Richard Michelson

Recommended for ages 7 to 8

Eliezer Ben Yehuda had an idea: He wanted to make Hebrew a spoken language again. But that meant that somebody had to be the first person to grow up speaking it, and that someone was going to be his son, Ben Zion. This is Ben Zion’s story.

Pearl Moscowitz’s Last Stand by Arthur Levine

Recommended for ages 7 to 8

Pearl loved her street. She loved the people on her street, and she loved the trees on her street -- planted there by her mother years before. So when the city wants to cut them down, it’s time for Pearl to take a stand.