We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders (Books for Kid Activists, Activism Book for Children) (Hardcover)
Looking for something uplifting to no matter your political point of view? We Are the Change is a beautiful collaboration between 16 picture book artists and the words of 16 people who worked for justice. Some quotes are well known like the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that." Others are less well known but just as powerful, such as Queen Lili'uokalani's quote: "You must remember never to cease to act because you fear you may fail." Each artist has offered a short reflection on their art. Caring people of all ages, take a page a day to soothe your heart.— Rosanne
Sixteen award-winning children's book artists illustrate the civil rights quotations that inspire them in this stirring and beautiful book. Featuring an introduction by Harry Belafonte, words from Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. among others, this inspirational collection sets a powerful example for generations of young leaders to come. It includes illustrations by Selina Alko, Alina Chau, Lisa Congdon, Emily Hughes, Molly Idle, Juana Medina, Innosanto Nagara, Christopher Silas Neal, John Parra, Brian Pinkney, Greg Pizzoli, Sean Qualls, Dan Santat, Shadra Strickland, Melissa Sweet, and Raúl the Third.
About the Author
Harry Belafonte is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. He has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 1986 and is now the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador for juvenile justice issues.
"A heady mix of visual and verbal inspiration, nearly every page rewarding slow, thoughtful attention." —Kirkus Reviews