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Written by Alice Haworth-Booth

Illustrated by Emily Haworth-Booth

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Protest! Review

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Non-Fiction History Politics, Law, Philosophy & Ethics Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

A history of protest and how it has changed our society

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2021

Thoughtful and inspiring, Protest! covers the theory of protest – how it works, why people take part, why it is so important in bringing about change – and, above all, the tactics to bring about change that were used in any particular protest. The individual protests are grouped together under headings including: Independence and Resistance which contains ‘Resisting the Nazis’; Rights for Women from ‘Suffragettes’ to ‘Women’s Lib’ and, bringing the subject up to date, Global Uprising including ‘Arab Spring’, ‘Hong Kong’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’  and New Grassroots including ‘Extinction Rebellion’ and ‘School Strikes’.  In the text and illustrations, Alice and Emily Haworth-Booth make these campaigns from the past vivid. Through their telling of these stories – which they acknowledge are the campaigns that they themselves are committed to -they inspire all those with a cause to support to get involved. 

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for June 2021

The New Girl by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher

A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

Protest! by Alice Haworth-Booth

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty

When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle

The Tindims and the Floating Moon by Sally Gardner 

Protest! Synopsis

Illustrated by award-winner Emily Haworth-Booth, and written by Emily and her sister Alice, this book is a timely history of peaceful protests from around the world - from 1170 BCE to the present day.

Protest has changed the planet - from Roman times to today, ordinary people have stood up for what they believe in and made the world a better place. Children are more likely now than ever before to make a peaceful stand against what they believe is wrong in the world.

The time is right for a book that sets out the history of protest and how it has changed our society. 

This book covers the global history of protest from 1170 BCE, when workers on the pyramids in Egypt went on strike for more food, to the present day, with the school strikes for climate. From the women's march in Rome, through the peasants' revolt, the abolitionist movement and the suffragette movement right through to Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter. Also included are the Native American Ghost Dance, the Abolitionist Movement, Women's Suffrage Movement, anti-nuclear movement, the Stonewall riots, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Arab Spring, Hong Kong umbrella protests and much more. The book covers civil rights, women's rights, LGBTQI+ rights, anti-apartheid, environmental campaigns and more. It also looks at creative ways of protesting - theatrical interventions, singing protests, guerrilla gardening, tree-sitting, noisy protests and surreal happenings.

Protest! Press Reviews

'Could a book BE more timely? It. Is. Brilliant... to inspire children to take a stand and make a difference... [A] mighty book' -- Little Literary Society

'A dynamic look at the global history of protest in a graphic novel history' -- The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781843654582
Publication date: 10/06/2021
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843654582
Publication date: 10th June 2021
Author: Alice Haworth-Booth
Illustrator: Emily Haworth-Booth
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 168 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Non-Fiction, History, Politics & Law, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Alice Haworth-Booth

Emily Haworth-Booth is an award-winning author, illustrator and educator who teaches at the Royal Drawing School in London, England. Alongside her children's picture books, Emily is currently working on a long-form graphic memoir for adults. Her short comics have previously appeared in print in the Observer and Vogue. Along with her sister, Alice Haworth-Booth, she is an activist with Extinction Rebellion.

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