2023 Charlotte Award nominee, New York State Reading Association
2021 Social Justice Literature Award, Nonfiction Category, International Literacy Association
Every Child a Reader 2021 Superpower Booklist for Social Activism, Children’s Book Council
A 2021 Best Book, Bank Street College of Ed.
100 Best Picture Books of 2020 | Kirkus
2021 Notable Poetry Book | NCTE
Best of the Best Books 2020 | Chicago Public Library
50 Best Multicultural Picture Books of 2020, Colours of Us
Best Picture Books of 2020 | Bear Pond Books
2020 Nerdies Poetry and Novels In Verse | Nerdy Book Award
2021 Notable Social Studies Book | National Society of the Social Studies
Judy Adams | Ziad Ahmed |Noah Barnes | Jasilyn Charger | Mari Copeny | Marley Dias | Levi Draheim | Cierra Fields | Samirah “DJ Annie Red” Horton | Jazz Jennings | Nza-Ari Khepra | Viridiana Sanchez Santos | Adora Svitak | Zach Wahls
S. Bear Bergman | Joseph Bruchac | Nikki Grimes | Hena Khan | Andrea J. Loney | Guadalupe García McCall | Lindsay H. Metcalf | Fiona Morris | G. Neri | Lesléa Newman | Traci Sorell | Charles Waters | Carole Boston Weatherford | Janet Wong
To meet the needs of teachers in this constantly changing school landscape, Keila V. Dawson, Jeanette Bradley and I have created a flexible school author visit package for NO VOICE TOO SMALL. We have built both on-demand (asynchronous) and live (synchronous) options, suitable for classroom or at-home use.
Many of the poets who contributed to NO VOICE TOO SMALL have created mini writing workshop videos. Some have also recorded themselves reading their poems. I have learned so much from watching these master craftspeople talk about their creative process, and I hope you and your students will as well.
On-Demand Distance Learning Resources
We have developed multiple ways for you to access and use these On Demand materials in your classroom or for distance learning or homeschool classrooms at home.
Download the standards-aligned (K-4) Educational Activity Guide.
School Library Journal Guide
Erika Thulin Dawes, professor of language and literacy at Lesley University, created a wealth of additional NO VOICE TOO SMALL extensions for the School Library Journal blog, “The Classroom Bookshelf.”
- NO VOICE TOO SMALL pledge , promise to use your voice, take the pledge.
- NO VOICE TOO SMALL Writing Workshops Poets from NO VOICE TOO SMALL share their inspiration and writing tips with young readers.
- NO VOICE TOO SMALL Young Activists Speak A collection of videos of the young activists featured in NO VOICE TOO SMALL. Some were created just for readers of this book, others are news videos, speeches, or performances given by the young activists in the past.
- NO VOICE TOO SMALL Poetry Readings A rotating selection of poets read their own poems aloud.
Flipgrid Book Club
Check out our NO VOICE TOO SMALL Book Club on Flipgrid, where readers can watch and respond to poetry readings and writing workshop videos with their own recordings and writings! For privacy, teachers can copy this collection of topics into their private classroom Flipgrid sites. The book’s editors discuss details in the webinar linked at right.
Learn more in another Flipgrid webinar, “Race, Equity, and Justice: Empowering your students to be voices of change.”
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“Books about protest remind readers about America’s oldest liberty,” Denton Record-Chronicle
“Harvard athletes bring classic message to students via 21st-century tech,” The Harvard Gazette
“3 Question Interview – Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson, and Jeanette Bradley,” This Writing Life with Melissa Stoller
“Perfect Picture Book Friday: NO VOICE TOO SMALL,” Writing Picture Books Help Kids Soar with Vivian Kirkfield
“A Super Trifecta: Will Write for Cookies Plus Giveaway,” Writing Picture Books Help Kids Soar with Vivian Kirkfield
“NO VOICE TOO SMALL: Interview with the editors,” The Bull Horn
“Mentor Text Talk with Keila Dawson, Jeanette Bradley, and Lindsay Metcalf,” ReFoReMo
“Simply 7 with Jeanette Bradley: NO VOICE TOO SMALL (with process images of the cover illustration),” Jena Benton
“Children’s Books About Youth Activists,” Pragmatic Mom
“Four 2020 Picture Books on Raising Your Voice,” This Picture Book Life
“A chat with the creators of the inspiring NO VOICE TOO SMALL!” Picture Book Builders
“Picture Books for Civic Engagement and Social Activism,” GROG blog
“10 Picture Books to Introduce Young Readers to Activism by Keila Dawson,” Nerdy Book Club
“Behind the Scenes: A Case Study in Collaboration by Lindsay Metcalf,” Beth Anderson’s blog
“31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Books with a Message,” A Fuse 8 Production, School Library Journal
“31 Days, 31 Lists: 2020 Children’s Poetry,” A Fuse 8 Production, School Library Journal
Charlesbridge | ISBN: 978-1-6235-4131-6
40 pages | ages 5-9