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Friday, December 6, 2019

Review and Giveaway: Kid Activists by Robin Stevenson

Kid Activists 
True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change 
Written by Robin Stevenson 
Illustrated by Allison Steinfeld 
Quirk Books 

Moving, relatable, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists. 

Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems--often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school.  Kid Activists tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. AnthonyJames BaldwinRuby BridgesFrederick DouglassAlexander HamiltonDolores HuertaHelen KellerMartin Luther King Jr.Nelson MandelaIqbal MasihHarvey MilkJanet MockRosa ParksAutumn PeltierEmma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai. 


Kid Activists is a wonderfully engaging and inspiring read that explores the childhoods of some of history’s most admirable activists. Robin Stevenson brings these activists’ stories to life through captivating, easily understood text and well-researched, honest facts. I learned SO much that I never knew about so many of the awesome people highlighted in this book. Stevenson showcases activists that fought for many diverse rights, including LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, the rights of POC, disability rights, and so much more. And Allison Steinfeld’s adorable, colorful illustrations bring these people and their stories to life spectacularly. 

Kid Activists is an engrossing page-turner that will leave readers of all ages feeling inspired and empowered! 

5/5 Cupcakes

Robin Stevenson is an award winning Canadian author of more than 20 books for teens and children. Her book PRIDE: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY was a 2017 Stonewall Honor Book, and she has won or been a finalist for numerous other awards. She is a 2019 YA mentor for We Need Diverse Books.  She had four new books out in 2019- a board book called PRIDE COLORS (Orca), a nonfiction book for teens called MY BODY MY CHOICE (Orca), a picture book called GHOST'S JOURNEY (Rebel Mountain Press) and a middle grade non-fiction book called KID ACTIVISTS (Quirk). She also has a new YA novel coming out soon! WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE, co-written with Tom Ryan, comes out in spring 2020 (Running Press Kids).  Robin lives on the west coast of Canada, with her partner and son. 

Allison Steinfeld obtained a BFA from the School of Visual Art in New York City. She loves to create fun and playful work hat can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. She lives in North Carolina. 

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Brit Lunden’s Holidays Are for Grown-Ups, Too Blog Tour (giveaway)

Brit Lunden’s Holidays Are for Grown-Ups, Too Blog Tour is stopping by today! This blog tour is sponsored by Brit Lunden and presented by The Children's Book Review...

Written by Brit Lunden 

Clay Finnes is the sheriff of a small town in Georgia called Bulwark. Recently separated from his wife, all he can think about is what went wrong, and will Jenna ever come back to him. He’s troubled by a bothersome reporter trying to build a story from what he thinks is a normal day in his life. Clay has to admit that the fantastical stories, told by an accident victim as well as unusual sightings of wolves, things are getting a bit strange. A visit to the ominous Gingerbread House makes him realize that his life as he knows it will never be the same. 

Ages 18+ | Publisher: Chelshire, Inc. | January 12, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1947188914

Written by Brit Lunden 

Bulwark- a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world. Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what strange things can happen when the rest of the world can’t see you? JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the memories of his beloved Ellie. Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood-red earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an impossible relationship. Will the memories of past lives help or hinder the path of their love? Based on the original novella Bulwark, by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible, and logic is determined by reality. 

“The Knowing: A Bulwark Anthology: Volume 1 is a fast read that will certainly creep into your heart (filling it with both sadness and happiness) and leave you pondering the greater meaning of the story.” — The Children’s Book Review 

Ages 17+ | Publisher: Chelshire | March 13, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1947188990 

Written by Brit Lunden 

Reporter Dana Dalton’s reputation has been ruined since birth. The daughter of wild child, Becky Dalton, is expected to follow her mother’s footsteps; never given a chance to prove she’s different. Dana’s been in love with Clay Finnes since she was a teenager. Her unrequited love for Sheriff Finnes leaves her empty. He’s happily married and unavailable. Instead, Dayna finds herself stuck in the revolving door of bad relationships. But this is Bulwark, Georgia, a town where strange things are always happening. Dana is doomed to this loveless life until she can find someone who will appreciate the depth of her character. Can she overcome her fears and look beyond her own perceptions to accept a greater love? *Contains Sexual Content* 

Ages 18+ | Publisher: Chelshire | September 30, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1950080021 

Brit Lunden is also known as prolific children’s author, Carole P. Roman. She has published over fifty books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Bulwark is her first book of adult fiction. 


Enter for a chance to win a set of Brit Lunden’s Bulwark books, as well as a $100 gift card! 

One (1) grand prize winner receives: 
An autographed copy of Bulwark: A Paranormal Thriller 
An autographed copy of The Knowing: A Bulwark Anthology 
An autographed copy of The Devil and Dayna Dalton 
A $100 Amazon gift card 

Three (3) winners receive: 
An autographed copy of Bulwark: A Paranormal Thriller 
An autographed copy of The Knowing: A Bulwark Anthology 
An autographed copy of The Devil and Dayna Dalton 

Giveaway begins December 6, 2019, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 6, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. PST. 
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. 
Brit Lunden is responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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