"An inspiring and empowering collection spotlighting diverse activists throughout history who have used the power of the pen to make a difference. Mightier Than the Sword is a hopeful celebration of the written word."
Mightier Than the Sword
Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing
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Throughout history, people have picked up their pens and wielded their words--transforming their lives, their communities, and beyond. Now it's your turn! Representing a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, Mightier Than the Sword connects over forty inspiring biographies with life-changing writing activities and tips, showing readers just how much their own words can make a difference. Readers will explore nature with Rachel Carson, experience the beginning of the Reformation with Martin Luther, champion women's rights with Sojourner Truth, and many more. These richly illustrated stories of inspiring speechmakers, scientists, explorers, authors, poets, activists, and even other kids and young adults will engage and encourage young people to pay attention to their world, to honor their own ideas and dreams, and to embrace the transformative power of words to bring good to the world.
Mightier Than the Sword is a 2021 Indie Book Awards Finalist Children's Nonfiction, a 2021 Cybils Award Winner for Middle Grade Nonfiction, and a 2021 Council for Wisconsin Writers Tofte/Wright Children's Literary Award.