No Voice Too Small

Fourteen Young Americans Making History

Fans of We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices will love meeting fourteen young activists who have stepped up to make change in their community and the United States.

Mari Copeny demanded clean water in Flint. Jazz Jennings insisted, as a transgirl, on playing soccer with the girls’ team. From Viridiana Sanchez Santos’s quinceañera demonstration against anti-immigrant policy to Zach Wahls’s moving declaration that his two moms and he were a family like any other, No Voice Too Small celebrates the young people who know how to be the change they seek. Fourteen poems honor these young activists.

Edited by Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson, and Jeanette Bradley;
Illustrated by Jeanette Bradley
Charlesbridge | ISBN: 9781623541316
40 pages | ages 5-9

Featuring poems by: S. Bear Bergman | Joseph Bruchac | Nikki Grimes | Hena Khan | Andrea J. Loney | Guadalupe García McCall | Lindsay H. Metcalf | Fiona Morris | G. Neri | Lesléa Newman | Traci Sorell | Charles Waters | Carole Boston Weatherford | Janet Wong


★ “Never too soon to start stirring things up.” —Kirkus starred review

2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Book, National Council for the Social Studies

2021 Social Justice Literature Award, Nonfiction Category, International Literacy Association

2021 Notable Poetry Book, NCTE

100 Best Picture Books of 2020, Kirkus

A 2021 Best Book, Bank Street College of Education

2020 Nerdy Book Award, Poetry and Verse Novels, Nerdy Book Club

Finalist, Favorite True Story, 2021 Kids Book Choice Awards

2023 Charlotte Award nominee, New York State Reading Association

Best Picture Books of 2020 About Small People in a Big World, Kirkus

Best Informational Books for Younger Readers of 2020, Chicago Public Library

Reading the West Picture Book Award longlist, MPIBA

50 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2020, Colours of Us

2023 Beehive Book Award Poetry nominee, Children’s Literature Association of Utah

Picture This 2022 Recommendation List, Wisconsin State Reading Association

2021 Ohioana Award Finalist, Juvenile Literature

2020 Cybils Awards Finalist, Elementary Nonfiction

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“Inspiring… All readers will be empowered… An excellent selection for poetry and social justice collections.” —School Library Journal

“Engaging.” —The Horn Book

“Overall this is a stunning book that should be gifted at every opportunity, and placed permanently on every bookshelf.” —The Tiny Activist

“To have a picture book so well written, organized and put together as this one is a GIFT.” —Teachers, Books, Readers


YouTube playlists

No Voice Too Small Writing Workshops: Poets share their inspiration and writing tips.

No Voice Too Small Young Activists Speak: Videos of the featured young activists, some created just for readers of this book.

No Voice Too Small Poetry Readings