• Meeg Pincus

Top 10 People-Related Solutionary Stories

Updated: Nov 8, 2018

Some of my favorite Solutionary Stories about people helping people!

Once again, I can't always pick just 10, so enjoy all of these favorites...

Best Nonfiction Picture Books About People Helping People

In no particular order:

1. Malala’s Magic Pencil written by Malala Yousafzi & illustrated by Kerascoët (Also Malala/Iqbal: Two Stories of Bravery by Jeanette Winter)

2. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

3. The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hicks, a Young Civil Rights Activist written by Cynthia Levinson & illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton (See also Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down written by Andrea Davis Pinkney & illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Yes, I need a whole post on civil rights solutionary stories!)

4. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark written by Debbie Levy & illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

5. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag written by Rob Sanders & illustrated by Steven Salerno

6. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 written by Michelle Markel & illustrated by Melissa Sweet

7. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez written by Kathleen Krull & illustrated by Yuyi Morales (See also Side by Side: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez written by Monica Brown & illustrated by Joe Cepeda)

8. Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah written by Laurie Ann Thompson & illustrated by Sean Qualls

9. Farmer Will Allen and The Growing Table written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin & illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin

10. Write To Me: Letters from Japanese-American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind written by Cynthia Grady & illustrated by Amiko Hirau

11. Manjhi Moves a Mountain written by Nancy Churnin & illustrated by Danny Popovici

12. Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, A Kitten & 10,000 Miles written by Mara Rockliff & illustrated by Hadley Hooper (See also Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote written by Tanya Lee Stone & illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon, and so many others—I need to do a post on all the women's rights nonfiction picture books, too!)

I know I've left off many titles in this category—please send me your faves so I can check them out!

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