How to Become an Accidental Activist

  • Illustrated By: Jenn Playford
  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:inspiration, diversity, advocacy, human rights, focus
  • Pub Date:04/13/2021
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:1060L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Z
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Just Get Started! Be Unstoppable! Dream Big!

How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly Singh. This book shows us how ordinary people have persevered throughout history to do extraordinary things to help themselves and others.

These activists come from many different backgrounds and a drives to take action. They work for human rights, to help the environment, to preserve historic buildings and more. This book will inspire young readers by giving them tips on getting started, continuing when the going gets tough and encouraging others to get involved. They will learn how to use determination, channel their passions and dream big to change the world.

“To be commended for the varied and diverse range of activists…It is important and meaningful. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“This volume will ­inspire readers to conduct further investigation into the movements that excite them, and they might be spurred to stand up and make their voices heard.”
– School Library Journal
“The readable, chatty style and the humanity of the people and projects depicted make this a thoughtful and encouraging read for young people.”
– Canadian Children's Book News
“Inspiring and uplifting, this is a book that can make an impact for children wanting to learn more, or who want to get out there and make their own small difference in their world.”
– Sal's Fiction Addiction
Rocky Mountain Book Awards   | 2022  |  Short-listed
BC Books for BC Schools   | 2021  |  Commended
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books List   | 2022  |  Commended
Red Cedar Book Award   | 2022  |  Short-listed