Kid Trailblazers by Robin Stevenson

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Kid Trailblazers by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Allison Steinfeld (Quirk Books, 2022) includes brief biographies of “changemakers and leaders,” focusing on events and habits formed in each of their childhoods. I loved that some of those highlighted were from around the world.

The biographies were full of pertinent information without being overwhelming. Colorful pictures accompany each chapter, helping to make the book all the more approachable by breaking up the text blocks.

Sections of the book include politicians (including Angela Merkel and Kamala Harris), Black civil rights activists (including the late John Lewis), environmentalists (including Al Gore and Greta Thunderberg), and artists (including TV producer Shonda Rhimes and trans actor Elliot Page).

My fifth grader likes to turn to the Kid Legends series to learn about athletes, artists, and presidents. The chapters are just the right length and the attractive design, with illustrations, keeps her reading. Kid Trailblazers is a timely addition to this series of mini-biographies.

Note: I received a digital copy of Kid Trailblazers for review consideration.

Reviewed on December 13, 2022

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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