10 Books that Inspire Kids to Take Action and Change Their World by Marcie Flinchum Atkins

Great list from @MarcieFAtkins

Nerdy Book Club

I’m a librarian in a Primary Years Programme (IB) elementary school that is also a Title 1 school. All students participate in our PYP programme and one of the big take-aways for kids is how to take action. Once you see an issue or a problem in your world, how do you make a difference? I think this idea resonates with many young children who are often great idealists.

I’ve been on a quest to find picture books that show people taking action. I’ve chosen to stay away from big-named leaders. Don’t get me wrong, those big-named leaders did important things, that’s why we remember them. But I want kids to see that little things can also make a big difference.

You don’t have to teach in a PYP school for these picture books to inspire kids. I think teachers and librarians everywhere want to have books available to show…

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