Special Collection: Young Changemakers
We delved into the Storyworks archives to bring you some of our most beloved stories about courageous kids who made change throughout history and today. We hope these stories inspire your students to make change in their own communities.
Dr. King is My Grandpa
Like her famous grandfather, Yolanda Renee King is making a difference—and she thinks you can too.
Meet the gutsy working kids who fought back against their bosses—and won!
Ayanna the Brave
Across the South in the 1950s, Black people weren’t allowed to go to the same places as White people. But 7-year-old Ayanna Najuma knew that was wrong. Here’s how she and a fearless group of kids fought for their rights—and won
Malala the Powerful
The inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai’s crusade for girls’ education
The Fastest Woman in the World/Climbing Toward Equality
How two unstoppable girls with disabilities helped change America forever
This Is What Courage Looks Like
During a troubled time in U.S. history, one 15-year-old girl stood up to injustice—and helped change America
The Fight for What's Right
Until the 1940s, many Mexican American kids in California weren’t allowed to go to school with White kids. Eightyear- old Sylvia Mendez helped change that
Art Credits: Dr. King is My Grandpa: Phil Skinner/AP Images for Scholastic Inc.; The Newsies: Granger, NYC/The Granger Collection; Malala the Powerful: Veronique de Viguerre/ Getty Images; The Fastest Woman in the World/Climbing Toward Equality:Alastair Grant/AP Images; This Is What Courage Looks LIke: ©Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos (March); Bettmann/Getty Images (MLK); The Granger Collection (Sit In); Bettmann/Getty Images (Rosa Parks); ©Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos (Vote); Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images (Dog); Hulton Archive/Getty Images (Protest); The Fight for What's Right: Courtesy of the Mendez Family; Ayanna the Brave: JOHN MELTON COLLECTION/OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY