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Making a Difference: Commentary and Resources

activism_banner1_550x116The week after the 2016 election, The Horn Book compiled a Making a Difference booklist to talk with children about social justice and activism and to help support one another as we go forward together, noisily. As is our way, we turn to good books — and the people who love them — for guidance.

Here are some resources from The Horn Book to further the cause of social change. We will be posting articles and links and discussion points about the topic on this landing page; we’ll let you know via Read Roger, Family Reading, and Out of the Box; Facebook and Twitter (@RogerReads and @HornBook) when there’s something new to find.

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Articles

She’s With Us, editorial by Roger Sutton. From: The Horn Book Magazine, January/February 2017.

“Loud in the Library: Creating Social Activists at School” by Liz Phipps Soeiro. From: The Horn Book Magazine, May/June 2016 and “Squeaky Little Wheels” by Liz Phipps Soeiro. From: Family Reading.

“Young Dreamers” by Christopher Myers. From: The Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2013.

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson: “Mind the Gaps: Books for ALL Young Readers.” From: The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 2015.

On Meg Medina’s “The Writer’s Page: On Writing the American Familia” (From: The Horn Book Magazine, January/February 2016). From: Family Reading, 10/17/16.

On Jacqueline Woodson’s “Who Can Tell My Story” (From: The Horn Book Magazine, January/February 1998). From: Out of the Box, 10/27/16.

On Patricia and Fredrick McKissack’s “You can be president” (From: The Horn Book Magazine, March/April 1997). From: Family Reading, 11/7/16.

The Horn Book’s Talking About Race page.

 

Booklists

Making a Difference booklist. From: Out of the Box, 11/18/16.

Refugees welcome here: Resources and booklist. From: Out of the Box, January 31, 2017.

Young people making a difference. From: Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book, January 2017.

Recommended books about activism. From: Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book, May 2016.

Recommended picture books for International Day of Peace. From: Out of the Box, 9/21/16.

Native American Heritage Month 2016 resources. From: Out of the Box, 11/30/16.

Transgender Awareness Month 2016 resources. From: Out of the Box, 11/30/16.

Feminism booklist. From: Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book, November 2016.

American Immigration booklist. From: Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book, November 2016.

 

Blog posts

Look to the lunchroom. From: Out of the Box, 1/30/17.

People making a difference: throughout January, celebrating those who Made a Difference. From: Out of the Box, 1/3/17.

Crawl into a cave with a book, maybe? From: Read Roger, 11/18/16.

Family Reading: A Place for ALL Families. From: Family Reading, 11/16/16.

The Morning After. From: Read Roger, 11/9/16.

There are no picture book biographies of Donald Trump. From: Out of the Box, 3/1/16.

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