GENERATION BRAVE, THE GEN Z KIDS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD, by Kate Alexander, Illustrated by Jade Orlando, Andrews McMeel Publishing

An illustrated celebration of Gen Z activists fighting to make our world a better place.

Gen Z is populated—and defined—by activists. They are bold and original thinkers and not afraid to stand up to authority and conventional wisdom. From the March for Our Lives to the fight for human rights and climate change awareness, this generation is leading the way toward truth and hope like no generation before.

Generation Brave showcases Gen Z activists who are fighting for change on many fronts: climate change, LGBTQ rights, awareness and treatment of mental illness, gun control, gender equality, and corruption in business and government at the highest levels. Illustrated throughout, this book will offer a celebration of what might be the most influential generation of the century, including profiles of figures such as:

Simone Biles
Jaden Smith
Jazz Jennings
Haile Thomas
Yara Shahidi
Nadya Okamoto
Marley Dias
Helena Gualinga
Fionn Ferreira
. . . and other amazing kids who are using their voices for good.

Out September 2020

128 Pages


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Young activists are greatly needed today. There are so many issues concerning our world and its people and although many older activists have been carrying the torch, we need fresh, young leader views to carry on the work. With that said, this book offers a unique look into the lives of several said young activists and what they stand and/or are fighting for.

Each cause is presented in its own chapter with a young activist’s story leading the way. The chapter presents the problem and then goes on to show how the activist is dealing with it. The stories are motivating and enriching, opening doors and eyes to the problems that many may or may not know about.

There are a few illustrations in each chapter to help the stories along and the reading is easy to follow and smooth with transitions. I think this would make a great school library recommendation and perhaps go further and inspire others to take up the peaceful fight. Communication is key.

I love the selection of stories although I’m certain there are thousands more. This book seems to have focused on issues of “the now” and not so much as those of the past. Would be great to see a book showing the “then and now” reflection too. Nice book to hang onto for future reference.

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