Favorite Books and Videos About Activism


Gabriela Wijegunawardena is a San Francisco nurse, mother, blogger and community activist. Here are her favorite books and videos about activism. You can read her essay about encouraging activism in her child here


Antiracist Baby, by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. Kokila, 2020. 

Come With Me, by Holly M. McGhee, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre. G.P. Putman’s sons Books for Young Readers, 2017. 

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Activism Changed Music, by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. 

Feminist Baby, by Loryn Brantz. Little, Brown Young Readers, 2017.

Leaders & Dreamers (Bold and Visionary Women Around the World Gift Set), by Vashti Harrison. Little Brown Young Readers, 2018. 

Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change, by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Allison Steinfeld. Quirk Books, 2019. 

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, by Chelsea Clinton, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. Philomel Books, 2017. 

Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, by Monica Brown, illustrated by Joe Cepeda. HarperCollins, 2010. 

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez, by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2019. 

The Little Book of Little Activists. Viking Books for Young Readers, 2017. 

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade. Roaring Brook Press, 2020. 



Abby Cadabby Shares a Personal Story”

Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism (CNN & Sesame Street Town Hall)” 




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