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.
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
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