Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice

Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice Review

A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers’s inspiring collection of profiles—along with Senator Cory Booker’s stirring foreword—will inspire readers of all ages to stand up for what’s right.

You may only be one person, but you have the power to change the world.

Before they were activists, they were just like you and me. From Frederick Douglass to Malala Yousafzai, Joan of Arc to John Lewis, Susan B. Anthony to Janet Mock—these remarkable figures show us what it means to take a stand and say no to injustice, even when it would be far easier to stay quiet.

Resist profiles men and women who resisted tyranny, fought the odds, and stood up to bullies that threatened to harm their communities. Along with their portraits and most memorable quotes, their stories will inspire you to speak out and rise up—every single day.

Title:Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice

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  • Panda Incognito

    This collection of 35 biographical profiles introduces young readers to a diverse range of heroes who stood up against injustice. Sometimes, I found this book profoundly moving, but I cannot recommend...

  • Kelsey

    I received a digital review copy through Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review. This brief, collected biography includes not only common, household names from history, but lesser-known people as...

  • LeeAnne

    This is a wonderful introduction to many historical figures and their contributions to society. The author chose a diverse group of people to highlight, with beautiful portraits of them before each ch...

  • Trinity Fier

    “The books we read can change our lives—and the world” This book is probably one of my favorites. Just reading about all of these “normal” people that grew up to be a part of something is so...

  • Aarifa

    It's always great to learn about these amazing and inspiring people again and again!...

  • Audrey

    I have never wanted to get a book removed from a library before, but because this book is supposed to be historical and is also geared for middle grades, and was also featured at my local branch, I’...

  • Julie

    Resist by Veronica Chambers offers 35 short summaries of ways that ordinary people stood up to injustice. Chambers organizes her book chronologically and usually spends 2-4 pages per resister.Although...

  • Angela King

    Grades 3-6BiographyThis book includes powerful short biographies of some of the most inspiring people this Earth has known... from Joan of Arc, to Fredrick Douglas, to Lozan the Apache Warrior. Each o...

  • Mr. Cochran

    What I appreciate most about this collection is its balance. It features the profiles of well-known historical figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., but also ...

  • Ju

    While I did enjoy this book as an introduction to these people and I did find it inspiring, I wasn't a fan of how some of the profiles were written. A few had a "happy ever after" feel to them, and so...