A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chamberss inspiring collection of profilesalong with Senator Cory Bookers stirring forewordwill inspire readers of all ages to stand up for whats right.You may only be one person, but you have the power to change the world.Before they were activists, they were just like you and me. From Frederick Douglass to Malala Yousafzai, Joan of Arc to John Lewis, Susan B. Anthony to Janet Mockthese remarkable figures show us what it means to take a stand and say no to injustice, even when it would be far easier to stay quiet.Resist profiles men and women who resisted tyranny, fought the odds, and stood up to bullies that threatened to harm their communities. Along with their portraits and most memorable quotes, their stories will inspire you to speak out and rise upevery single day....
|Title||:||Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice Reviews
Brief, perhaps too brief, introductions to a variety of people known for resistance -- from Joan of Arc to Nelson Mandela to The Women's March.
This collection of 35 biographical profiles introduces young readers to a diverse range of heroes who stood up against injustice. Sometimes, I found this book profoundly moving, but I cannot recommend it, because the author omitted and misrepresented facts in some of the chapters. Biographical sketches that span three to five pages can only contain so much information; however, if you undertake the project of educating children about history's heroes, you have a responsibility to include and fac ...more
While I did enjoy this book as an introduction to these people and I did find it inspiring, I wasn't a fan of how some of the profiles were written. A few had a "happy ever after" feel to them, and some just didn't seem to make a lot of sense as to why that person was resisting...like, they were just written so vaguely and it made me wonder why the author even chose those people if she wasn't going to add a bit more about why they resisted.
I do plan on reading more about the people featured in ...more
What I appreciate most about this collection is its balance. It features the profiles of well-known historical figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., but also lesser-known figures such as Lozen the Apache Warrior, Chiune Sugihara, and Wangari Maathai. Resisters are fighting against discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, as well as fighting for the right to be educated, the right to vote, or the right to fair representatio ...more
This book includes powerful short biographies of some of the most inspiring people this Earth has known... from Joan of Arc, to Fredrick Douglas, to Lozan the Apache Warrior. Each of the bio's are paired with a quote, a moral, and a # if students want to connect with others that were inspired by the same person over the internet.
This book could be a great jumping off place for students to become inspired by, research, and learn more about these brave men and women. Following s ...more