Activists and Activism - Gr.7-12

Grade appropriate recommendations of fiction and nonfiction juvenile resources found in the Doucette Library that connect to social justice issues and people involved in helping other by taking up a cause.
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Nonfiction graphic novel: Hyena in petticoats : the story of suffragette Nellie McClung

Hyena in Petticoats: the Story of Suffragette Nellie Mcclung, by Willow Dawson.

FICTION:In northern California, Julian Carter-Li and his friends old and new fight to save a grove of redwoods from an investment company that plans to cut them down. Gr.4-8

[S Terrell French] -- In northern California, Julian Carter-Li and his friends old and new fight to save a grove of redwoods from an investment company that plans to cut them down.

Nonfiction/Gr.7 and up. Discusses author and marine biologist Rachel Carson's efforts to protect the environment, from her childhood nature outings through the impact of her 1962 book, "Silent Spring."

Rachel Carson (May 1907 – was an American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Her book Silent Spring brought.

Nonfiction graphic novel/Gr.5 and up As the threat of war looms larger in Iraq, Alia Muhammad Baker, chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, worries about saving the books in her library.

Nonfiction graphic and up As the threat of war looms larger in Iraq, Alia Muhammad Baker, chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, worries about saving the books in her library.

Nonfiction/Gr.6 and up-Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 most influential teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.

by Jazz Jennings Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings—named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to acce

Nonfiction/Gr.8 and up. When Paola Gomez fights for the rights of women and children, and speaks out against corruption in her native Colombia, her life is put in jeopardy. As a refugee and immigrant in Canada, she brings her passion for justice to her new home.

When Paola Gomez fights for the rights of women and children, and speaks out against corruption in her native Colombia, her life is put in jeopardy. As a refugee and immigrant in Canada, she brings her passion for justice to her new home.

Nonfiction/Gr.5-9 Senses on Fire -- The Animals' Advocate -- What Is Autism? -- Different but Happy -- Trial by Teasing -- Hampshire School for Wayward Wizards -- "Animals Saved Me" -- Scientist at Work -- "No Girls Allowed" -- Humane by Design -- To Hell and Back -- The Other Half of the Solution -- Temple Today.

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery / 9780547443157 / Nonfiction - Biography - Autism, Humane treatment of animals

Nonfiction/Gr.4-8 Kids saving kids -- Inspired to help -- Off to Asia -- Free the Children in action -- What you can do.

Kids saving kids -- Inspired to help -- Off to Asia -- Free the Children in action -- What you can do.

Fiction/Gr.5-8 Wolf's mother is obsessed with saving the world's honeybees. He gets that. It's another thing entirely when she announces that she's taking her Save the Bees show on the road--family style and complete with mortifying bee costumes. What will it take for Wolf and his sisters to convince her that dragging the family around the province in a beat-up Ford panel van may not be the best idea she ever had?

Wolf’s mother is obsessed with saving the world’s honeybees, so it’s not too surprising when she announces that she’s taking her Save the Bees show on the road—with the whole family.

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