Never too young! 50 unstoppable kids who made a difference

Aileen Weintraub, 1973-

Book - 2018

"Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out about important issues. Let their incredible stories inspire you to follow your dreams..., achieve your goals, and strive for greatness now!"--Back cover.

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Subjects
Genres
Biographies
Published
New York : Sterling Children's Books [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
111 pages : color illustrations, 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-111).
ISBN
9781454929178
1454929170
Main Author
Aileen Weintraub, 1973- (author)
Other Authors
Laura K. Horton (illustrator)
  • Introduction
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Yash Gupta
  • Anne Frank
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Aisholpan Nurgaiv
  • Louis Braille
  • Sacagawea
  • Dylan Mahalingam
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Shirley Temple
  • Helen Keller
  • Ryan Hreljac
  • Adele Ann Taylor
  • Akrit Jaswal
  • Thandiwe Chama
  • Nadia Comăneci
  • Pocahontas
  • Pelé
  • Joan of Arc
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Margaret Knight
  • Jack Andraka
  • Katie Stagliano
  • Tavi Gevinson
  • Kelvin Doe
  • Marley Dias
  • Bobby Fischer
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Sylvia Mendez
  • Rene Silva
  • Michelle Wie
  • Nicholas Lowinger
  • Autumn De Forest
  • Michael Chang
  • Samantha Smith
  • S. E. Hinton
  • Nkosi Johnson
  • Praveen Kumar Gorakavi
  • Emma Watson
  • Cassandra Lin
  • Om Prakash Gurjar
  • Elvis Presley
  • Jazz Jennings
  • Venus and Serena Williams
  • Clara Schumann
  • Easton Lachappelle
  • Claudette Colvin
  • Muzoon Almellehan.
Review by Booklist Reviews

The stories and achievements of 50 amazing people—all of whom began their journeys as children—are brought together in this collection. Kids who were born with unique talents, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Clara Schumann, are joined by courageous youth, such as Anne Frank and Ruby Bridges, and by hardworking young scientists and athletes, such as Akrit Jaswal (the youngest person to perform surgery in modern history) and Pelé, considered by many to be the best soccer player in the world. Many included, such as Thandiwe Chama and Om Prakash Gurjar, have overcome great obstacles and have become advocates for children, literacy, and equality. Each full-page biography is accompanied by a bold, full-page color portrait, which gives further insight into their passion, and the seamlessly flowing text makes this both an interesting and fast read. Young readers are sure to find inspiration as they read about unique children from all over the world who were able to change the world around them and be encouraged to follow their dreams and fight for what is right. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Kids and young adults accomplish amazing things, as Weintraub shows in 50 profiles. Horton features each individual, their portraits enclosed in frames set against playful, thematic backgrounds. The subjects range from artists to inventors, activists to scientists. They include Joan of Arc, Louis Braille, S.E. Hinton, Tavi Gevinson, Pablo Picasso, and Venus and Serena Williams. The figures each receive a page that describes how their curiosity, passion, or quest led to their achievements and notoriety: "Some children ask their parents if they can have a cat or dog, but Aisholpan, a 10-year-old girl living in the mountains of Mongolia, asked her parents for an eagle," Weintraub writes of Aisholpan Nurgaiv, known as the Eagle Huntress. By focusing on individuals from different eras and geographies, Weintraub affirms that there are myriad ways to live and to make an impact. Ages 8–12. (Sept.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A collection that includes profiles of 50 incredible kids who made a positive impact in their communities and the world features entries for famous and lesser-known individuals, from Louis Braille and Anne Frank to S. E. Hinton and Malala Yousafzai.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Everyone—even children—can make a difference! From Picasso to Malala Yousafzai, the 50 kids profiled in Never Too Young! are inspiring and empowering. This book includes historical and contemporary figures; diverse races, genders, and cultural backgrounds; and prominent names as well as more obscure stories. The featured kids have shone in philanthropy, the arts, science, sports . . . and everything in between. Includes: Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ruby Bridges, Thandiwe Chama, Michael Chang, Nadia Comaneci, Kelvin Doe, Bobby Fisher, Anne Frank, Tavi Gevinson, Om Prakash Gurjar, S.E. Hinton, Askrit Jawal, Joan of Arc, Helen Keller, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pelé, Pablo Picasso, Pocahontas, Sacagawea, Shirley Temple, Venus and Serena Williams. Stevie Wonder, Malala Yousafzai, and more! 

Review by Publisher Summary 3

'Young readers are sure to find inspiration as they read about unique children from all over the world who were able to change the world around them and be encouraged to follow their dreams and fight for what is right.' 'BooklistAnyone'no matter how young'can make a difference! Meet 50 incredible kids who had a positive impact in their communities . . . and the world.   From Picasso, who changed the art world forever, to Malala Yousafzai, the brave teen who was shot for advocating education for girls, the 50 kids profiled in Never Too Young! will inspire and empower young readers. Some, like Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Stevie Wonder, are prominent figures, while others are lesser known though their achievements are just as compelling. They come from a variety of historical periods and backgrounds, and have made an impact in politics, sports, the arts, science, and more. Includes: Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ruby Bridges, Thandiwe Chama, Michael Chang, Nadia Comaneci, Kelvin Doe, Bobby Fisher, Anne Frank, Tavi Gevinson, Om Prakash Gurjar, S.E. Hinton, Askrit Jawal, Joan of Arc, Helen Keller, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pelé, Pablo Picasso, Pocahontas, Sacagawea, Shirley Temple, Venus and Serena Williams. Stevie Wonder, Malala Yousafzai, and more! 

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Everyone'even children'can make a difference! From Picasso to Malala Yousafzai, the 50 kids profiled in Never Too Young! are inspiring and empowering. This book includes historical and contemporary figures; diverse races, genders, and cultural backgrounds; and prominent names as well as more obscure stories. The featured kids have shone in philanthropy, the arts, science, sports . . . and everything in between. Includes: Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ruby Bridges, Thandiwe Chama, Michael Chang, Nadia Comaneci, Kelvin Doe, Bobby Fisher, Anne Frank, Tavi Gevinson, Om Prakash Gurjar, S.E. Hinton, Askrit Jawal, Joan of Arc, Helen Keller, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pelé, Pablo Picasso, Pocahontas, Sacagawea, Shirley Temple, Venus and Serena Williams. Stevie Wonder, Malala Yousafzai, and more! 

Review by Publisher Summary 5

“Young readers are sure to find inspiration as they read about unique children from all over the world who were able to change the world around them and be encouraged to follow their dreams and fight for what is right.” —BooklistAnyone—no matter how young—can make a difference! Meet 50 incredible kids who had a positive impact in their communities . . . and the world.   From Picasso, who changed the art world forever, to Malala Yousafzai, the brave teen who was shot for advocating education for girls, the 50 kids profiled in Never Too Young! will inspire and empower young readers. Some, like Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Stevie Wonder, are prominent figures, while others are lesser known though their achievements are just as compelling. They come from a variety of historical periods and backgrounds, and have made an impact in politics, sports, the arts, science, and more. Includes: Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ruby Bridges, Thandiwe Chama, Michael Chang, Nadia Comaneci, Kelvin Doe, Bobby Fisher, Anne Frank, Tavi Gevinson, Om Prakash Gurjar, S.E. Hinton, Askrit Jawal, Joan of Arc, Helen Keller, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pelé, Pablo Picasso, Pocahontas, Sacagawea, Shirley Temple, Venus and Serena Williams. Stevie Wonder, Malala Yousafzai, and more!