Children's books to inspire young activists

Change Starts with Us

Change Starts with Us

Sophie Beer

From turning off the lights to eating less meat, there are many small changes we can make to help save our beautiful planet. A timely and uplifting picture book, Change Starts with Us is perfect for little activists and fans...

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Rise Up

Rise Up

Amanda Li, Amy Blackwell

Here are 29 tales of amazing young girls and boys who have achieved the unimaginable - from surviving a plane crash in the jungle to inventing creative ways to rid our oceans of plastic. There are tales of triumph over illness and...

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Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Marcia Langton

An extended, education-focused edition of this bestselling book, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction and was shortlisted for General Non-fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIA.

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Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

Valentina Camerini, Veronica Veci Carratello

Greta's story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference.

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Rise Up!: The Art of Protest

Rise Up!: The Art of Protest

J. Rippon

A picture celebration of protest for children aged 8-12.

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Say Something

Say Something

Peter H. Reynolds

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Kids Who Did: Real Kids Who Ruled, Rebelled, Survived and Thrived

Kids Who Did: Real Kids Who Ruled, Rebelled, Survived and Thrived

Kirsty Murray

From the distant past to the present moment, Kids Who Did shows kids making their mark on history; and now they're set to change the world.

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Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody!

Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody!

Mumu Mike Williams

A magnificent celebration of Kunmanara Williams' life and art and the land rights movement in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of Central Australia.

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Hasina: Through My Eyes

Hasina: Through My Eyes

Lyn White, Michelle Aung Thin

So many Rohingyas are gone, how will she survive? Will her parents return? Hasina must find the courage to save her family amid the escalating conflict that threatens her world and her identity.

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 Read reviewYoung Dark Emu: A Truer History

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe's multi award-winning book.

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What Is A Refugee?

What Is A Refugee?

Elise Gravel

Explores what it means to be a refugee in an illustrated introduction to the topic.

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 Read reviewWe Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

Valentina Giannella, Manuela Marazzi

Follow in Greta Thunberg's footsteps and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change.

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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2

Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter

More true tales of amazing boys who found the courage to be themselves, and achieved something remarkable at the same time.

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How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet: A Garbological Adventure

How to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet: A Garbological Adventure

Lee Constable, James Hart

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Last Word

Last Word

Patricia Forde

A world devastated by climate change. A society ruled by fear. And a girl brave enough to take a stand.

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Stand Up for the Future: A Celebration of Inspirational Young Australians

Stand Up for the Future: A Celebration of Inspirational Young Australians

Various

From slam poet Solli Raphael to gender equality advocate Caitlin Figueiredo, soccer star Sam Kerr and youth worker Zack Bryers, this is a book about young people, for everyone. Through activism, innovation, giving back and leading...

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Wombat Warriors

Wombat Warriors

Samantha Wheeler

Can Mouse find her voice in time to keep her furry friends safe?

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 Read reviewDreams of Freedom

Dreams of Freedom

Amnesty International

This inspirational book, following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of Freedom, from the freedom to have an education to the freedom not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home...

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Albert Arrayas

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Gandhi tells the inspiring story of this peaceful protester and father of India.

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Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

Vashti Harrison

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We Are Displaced

We Are Displaced

Malala Yousafzai

Five years on from the publication of her internationally bestselling memoir, We Are Displaced presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with Malala's own story of her displacement.  

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My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

Anita Heiss

Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that ..

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 Read reviewLove Your Body

Love Your Body

Jessica Sanders

What if every young girl loved her body? Freedom is loving your body with all its imperfections and being the perfectly imperfect you!

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Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy

Katherine Marsh

When all seems lost, real heroes can be found.

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Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoet

Based on a true story from her childhood, and her inspirational life, Malala Yousafzai's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them.

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If I Was Prime Minister

If I Was Prime Minister

Beck Feiner, Robin Feiner

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Never Too Young!: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference

Never Too Young!: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference

A. Weintraub, Laura Horton

Anyone - no matter how young - can make a difference! Meet 50 incredible kids who had a positive impact in their communities... and the world.

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The Little Red Yellow Black Book: An introduction to Indigenous Australia

The Little Red Yellow Black Book: An introduction to Indigenous Australia

AIATSIS, Bruce Pascoe

An introduction to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; their history and their cultures. Conveniently pocket-sized, its attractive design, lucid writing and beautiful illustrations provide a wide-ranging but...

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A Is For Activist

A Is For Activist

Innosanto Nagara

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We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

Amnesty International

An illustrated celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stunningly brought to life by internationally-renowned artists.

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Pride: The Story Of Harvey Milk And The Rainbow Flag

Pride: The Story Of Harvey Milk And The Rainbow Flag

Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno

In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its...

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

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 Read reviewStories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter

A beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess.

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 Read reviewThe Boy At the Back of the Class

The Boy At the Back of the Class

Onjali Q. Rauf, Pippa Curnick

Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.

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High Five to the Boys: A Celebration of Ace Australian Men

High Five to the Boys: A Celebration of Ace Australian Men

Various

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