Right Now!: Real Kids Speaking Up for Change

by Miranda Paul (Author) Bea Jackson (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A joyful, inspiring picture book that introduces readers to eleven young people from around the world who didn't wait until they were grown to speak up about things that matter to them and change the world for the better, from an award-winning author and New York Times best-selling illustrator.

From climate activist Greta Thunberg to anti-bullying advocate Jaylen Arnold to peace activist Bana Alabed and more, these short profiles of young people and their causes will inspire readers to think about what matters most to them.

An author's note, Actions to Make a Difference, and additional resources are also included, providing a roadmap for any kid who wants to make change and help others too.


"Inspirational if a little airbrushed."
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Clarion Books
Publication date
September 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JNF053240 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Emigration & Immigration
JNF053140 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Prejudice & Racism
JNF007110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
JNF037020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
JNF003270 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Endangered
JNF053180 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Special Needs
JNF053200 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Values & Virtues
JNF053070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Homelessness & Poverty
JNF065000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Recycling & Green Living
JNF069000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Diversity & Multicultural
JNF071000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Activism & Volunteering
JNF007150 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | LGBT
Library of Congress categories

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