3rd March '18
You need this book. Your kids NEED this book. Perfect for year 4 and above, it is going to help the next generation save the world.
‘An informative guide to political systems, elections, voting and government and issues including feminism, human rights, freedom of speech and fake news, all explained with clear text and bright, infographic style illustrations.’
That sounds pretty great, right? But it doesn’t do this book justice at all. Because this book is an absolute game changer! It is beautifully accessible and has my 8 year old hooked. Every night we read through another couple of pages. We never get further than that because this book raises so many questions and has been the springboard to so many discussions about our world. Last night we started out reading about voting but ended up talking about media bias and Rupert Murdoch and Sky takeovers and Newsround and Teen Vogue and role models and…. you get the idea. It is opening her eyes to the world in a hugely positive way. It is inspiring her. It is empowering her. Because you have to understand how something works before you can get in there and blow it apart to change it.
This book informs, educates and raises questions. I have absolutely no doubt that it will inspire the next generation of activists and political game changers. Buy this book for your kids, for your friends’ kids, for their schools. Share this book with children. Talk them through it. Discuss it with them. I guarantee you’ll learn a lot too and it will leave you feeling hopeful for the future.