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Books to inspire young activists

From fighting climate change to campaigning for the right to an education, we've picked out a host of incredible books to inspire activism.

Puffin team
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In recent years, movements such as Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion have been at the forefront of progress, flying flags for change across and for the world – and there are many other activist groups and individuals across the globe who continue to inspire people to stand up and speak out.

What’s even more inspiring is the number of young people joining, or even starting, their own rebellions. Young activists like Greta Thunberg, who fights for the planet's future, and Malala Yousafzai, who campaigns for all children to have access to education, have made their marks by demanding action and refusing to be ignored.

Now it’s your turn. The books on this list demonstrate the strength and power of young people while echoing the sentiment that every voice – young and old – counts.

And for older readers...

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