Kid Trailblazers : True Tales of Childhood from Changemakers and Leaders
by Robin Stevenson (Goodreads Author), Allison Steinfeld (Illustrator)
All leaders start out as kids who want to change the world for the better. This book gives short biographies of some famous leaders and how their childhood shaped their dreams.
There are sections about “democracy”, “black lives”, “our planet”, and the “power of art”.
I found the writing to be extremely biased toward the political left, and I was disappointed that the biographies were not given in a balanced way. This book basically reads like political propaganda, ignoring the real issues and reinforcing political lies from the media.
Each biography is about 10 pages long, and includes inspiring quotes from the famous person. I just wish that this book would at least admit that some of these people have had controversial lives. There should be a balance in the writing that doesn’t hide any undesirable things, but still accepts and celebrates the good.
There are cartoony illustrations on each page depicting scenes from the lives of each person. The designs are so clever and attractive!
This book encourages young people to change the world and speak up for what they believe in. If only the book would present the true facts, and leave it to the reader to decide for themselves what to think about political issues, then I would have enjoyed it. But they shove their own leftist agenda down your throat on every page.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.