Helping children to explore ways to stand up for their convictions and why doing so is important is represented in this list of recent books.
- Abouraya, Karen Leggett. (2012). Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books. Illustrated by Susan L. Roth. New York: Dial.
Burleigh, Robert. (2013). Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer. Illustrated by Raul Colon. New York: Simon & Schuster.
- Chin-Lee, Cynthia. (2005). Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World. Illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing.
- Chin-Lee, Cynthia. (2006). Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World. Illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing.
- Evans, Shane W. (2012). We March. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
- Gandhi, Arun & Bethany Hegedus. (2014). Grandfather Gandhi. Illustrated by Evan Turk. New York: Atheneum Books.
- Giovanni, Nikki. (2007). Rosa. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York: Square Fish.
- Hopkins H. Joseph. (2013). The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever. Illustrated by Jill McElmurry. New York: Beach Lane Books.
- Innosanto, Nagara. (2013). A is for Activist. New York: Triangle Square.
from Red Kite, Blue Kite
- Jang, Ji-li. (2013). Red Kite, Blue Kite. Illustrated by Greg Ruth. New York: Hyperion.
- Lewis, J. Patrick. (2012). When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders. Illustrated by Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, John Parra and Meilo So. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books
- Markel, Michelle. (2013). Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. New York: Balzer & Bray.
- Maier, Paul L. (2004). Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World. Concordia Publishing.
- Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. (2013). Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table. Illustrated by Eric Shabazz Larkin. Readers to Eaters.
- McGinty, Alice B. (2013). Gandhi: The March to the Sea. Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. New York: Amazon.
- Nelson, Kadir. (2013). Nelson Mandela. New York: Katherine Tegen Books.
- Pinkney, Andrea. (2012). Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. New York: Hyperion.
- Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (2010). Sit In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
- Shabazz, Ilyasah. (2014). Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. Illustrated by A.G. Ford. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
from The Composition.
- Shaw, Maura D. and Robert Coles. (2002). Ten Amazing People: And How They Changed the World. Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Publishing.
- Skarmeta, Antonio. (2003).The Composition. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
- Tafolla, Carmen & Sharyll Teneyuca. (2008). That's Not Fair/No Es Justo! Emma Tenayuca's Struggle for Justice/La lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia. Illustrated by Terry Ybanez. San Antonio, TX: Wings Press.
- Tonatiuh, Duncan. (2014). Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.
- Weatherford, Carole Boston. (2007). Freedom on the Menu: the Greensboro Sit-Ins. Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. New York: Puffin.
- Wiles, Deborah. (2005). Freedom Summer. Illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue. New York: Aladdin.
- Woelfle, Gretchen. (2014). Mumbet's Declaration of Independence. Illustrated by Alix Delinis. Carolrhoda Books.
- Woodson, Jacqueline. (2012). Each Kindness. Illustrated by E.B. Lewis. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
- Tamasaki, Katie. (2013). Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family's Experience in an American Interment Camp. New York: Holiday House.
- Zalben, Jane Breskin. (2006). Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World. New York: Dutton Books.
- Zhang, Ange. (2004). Red Land Yellow River: A Story from the Cultural Revolution. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
|from We March|
|from When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders|
|from Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation.|
|from Mumbet's Declaration of Independence.|