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.
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 Informational Books for Younger Readers of 2020, Chicago Public Library
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
- Download the free standards-aligned (K-4) discussion and activity guide
- No Voice Too Small Flip Book Club: Watch and respond to poetry readings and writing workshop videos in private classroom Flipgrid sites. The book’s editors discuss details in this webinar
- No Voice Too Small on “The Classroom Bookshelf”: Extensions created for the School Library Journal blog.
- Illustrations behind-the-scenes with Jeanette Bradley, Jena Benton’s blog
- Read about our collaboration process here and here.
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.