What does it mean to take action? To take a stand? To make your voice heard?
This important book takes a sensitive look at what it means to stand up for your beliefs.
We’re introduced to the cause – safe schools –when Maddie starts the narrative: "Let's walk together to show our support for safe schools.” But her friend Stella isn’t so sure they should do this, because only the older grades are allowed to walk for the cause. In the end, Maddie’s perseverance helps Stella to overcome her anxiety – and the whole class walks with courage and determination. The important takeaway for the reader: You’re never too young to stand up for what is right.
Walkout by Tina Shepardson; illustrated by Terry Sirrell. Spork, 2020. 32 p.