Generation Hope – Kimberlie Hamilton

Character Illustrations: Risa Rodil

Stars: *****

Activism is filtering down from adults, to teens, to children. People are more aware of issues going on around them and finding that things shouldn’t always be unfair…and there are ways they can change it. Being little doesn’t mean you have to have a little voice.

In Generation Hope, we meet a number of young activists who stand up for what they believe in. Naturally, Greta Thunberg, one of the most famous young activists of the moment, is included, but there are so may other youths who have contributed hugely to issues around the world.

It has clear, easy to read sections which cover a range of issues children, and teens, will be interested in: climate change, plastic use, discrimination and even how to be an eco-entrepreneur. These include examples of activists, as well as some handy tips to help children start finding their own solutions

With its bright, bold colours, Generation Hope pulls you into the book and keeps your attention throughout. It is brilliantly laid out making it easy for the reader to navigate; bite-size information chunks allow you to absorb everything really easily and understand what you’re being told. It is written in a child-friendly way yet still jam-packed with lots of knowledge and facts.

Each of the amazing activists mentioned has a brilliant story which makes you want to research more about what they have done and their causes. I thought they were really inspiring and let the reader see that no matter someone’s age, they can make a difference.

On top of this, it included a range of tips and instructions which were easy to follow. I especially liked the list of how to show kindness – it is something we all need and really easy for children to feel as though they are doing something in a simple way. It really catered for all the different readers who might pick up the book.

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