YouthQuake: 50 Children and Young People Who Shook the World

YouthQuake: 50 Children and Young People Who Shook the World

By Author / Illustrator

Tom Adams, Sarah Walsh


Biographies & Autobiographies

Age range(s)



Nosy Crow Ltd








A collection of inspiring stories about incredible young people who have shaped the world we live in! No one is too small to start a YouthQuake! This is the story of fearless activists, brilliant inventors, champion athletes, gifted creators and inspiring leaders. It is the story of tremendous trailblazers who have influenced change with their passion, courage and determination, and whose inspirational actions and groundbreaking achievements have shaken the world...Stunningly illustrated and wonderfully written, this incredible collection contains the true stories of 50 children and young people who shook the world. With wise words from each of the children, fascinating facts, beautiful photographs and gorgeous art, this powerful gift book will engage, entertain and inspire future change-makers everywhere.

List of children and young people featured: Greta Thunberg, William Kamkwamba, Ruth Lawrence, Mary Anning, Ann Makosinski, Blaise Pascal, Richard Turere, Boyan Slat, Reyhan Jamalova, Jordan Casey, Stevie Wonder, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emma Watson, Pablo Picasso, Bjoerk, Louis Braille, Clara Schumann, Skyler Grey, Shirley Temple, Wang Yani, Anne Frank, Nkosi Johnson, Gulwali Passarlay, Marley Dias, Malala Yousafzai, Momcilo Gavric, Michaela Mycroft, Calvin Graham, Mohamad Al Jounde, Hannah Taylor, Pele, Laura Dekker, Ellie Simmonds, Jade Hameister, Sachin Tendulkar, Red Gerard, Bethany Hamilton, Temba Tsheri, Nadia Comaneci, Billy Monger, Pocahontas, Hector Pieterson, Samantha Smith, Claudette Colvin, Iqbal Masih, Thandiwe Chama, Kimmie Weeks, Mayra Avellar Neves, Neha Gupta, Emma Gonzalez. Other titles in the series include: HerStory and WildLives



Youthquake offers a concise look at the biographies of 50 incredible children, from 1596 to 2005, those who have dared to be different, strived for their dreams and changed the world for the better with their sheer strength of mind, passion and determination.

It covers a wide range of achievements from inventors to leaders, believers and dreamers. All of these children have achieved something exceptional.

The book is incredibly eye-catching. It offers a bright and informative way of showing us the importance of some incredible children over time. Each double page spread is packed full of information that is both informative and inspiring. Teamed with the beautiful illustrations by Sarah Walsh, this is surely a must have book for any classroom.

Completely cross-curricular as able to link to all areas of the curriculum. Layout and presentation ideal for teaching particular genres of Non-Fiction writing. Themes of hope, determination, belief, dreams and perseverance.

112 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Donna Burkert, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 9+


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