Never Too Young! is filled with fifty real-life stories about children throughout history, right up to the present day, who have rocked the boat, caused a stir, and inspired great change in the world. Joan of Arc, Anne Frank, Stevie Wonder, Pelé, Malala Yousafzai, and Emma Watson are a few familiar names worth mentioning. Each child has a unique life story; some faced physical challenges, like disabilities or illnesses, others faced racism or sexism. Some were even killed or were the target of assassination attempts. Others inspired their generation to help save the world, fight against discrimination, pollution, war, while others broke records in the world of sport.
The book brings to mind Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls. Every spread has a beautiful, frame-worthy, coloured portrait of each child, illustrated by Laura Horton. It is accompanied by a one-page biography that tells us about the inspiring individual’s accomplishments. While the recommended age is 8-12, there are definitely some stories within this book that readers as young as six can enjoy (as well as their parents), such as those of Pocahontas, Elvis and Venus and Serena Williams.
The last few pages of the book are a call to arms, asking what YOU can do to make a difference, and provides a few sources to find out more about some of your favourite unstoppable kids! An fascinating and informative read.