Non-Fiction: How to Become an Accidental Activist

Author Author Illustrator Publisher
Elizabeth  MacLeod Frieda Wishinsky Jenn Playford Orca


Ordinary People Can Make a Difference in This World

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world…..”. Margaret Mead

Learn about people who stand up and speak out to the world. Young and old. Women and men. Ordinary people who have become active as influencers. They want to bring about positive changes to make the world a better place. Any citizen can find a passion and work to be a change maker.


  • Equal rights. Climate change. LBGTQ issues. What are you passionate about changing in the world? 
  • Change takes time and perseverance! What other qualities do activists need? Hint: Check the chapter titles! 
  • Being an •activist• means you take action to make political or social change. Who might be able to help you to bring attention to an issue? 
  • Why is activism or change important to us? Think about things like human rights or climate change. Why do we need to act? 
  • What issue in this book particularly inspired you? 
  • Dream BIG! What could you do to make even a small change in the world? 


SD20 Webster Elementary Red Cedar Readers

This is a spectacular book. This is a non-fiction book about different activists, what they did and how to become an activist yourself. I liked this book because it talked about how even though your impact will be small at first it can and will grow if you keep going. I would recommend this book to anyone Grade 4 and up who are passionate and like non-fiction.

I really liked this book. I don’t normally like non-fiction books but I really enjoyed this book. I learnt a lot about different people because all the people in this book are very different and do a lot of different and cool  things. I recommend this book for ages 10 and up because it has some difficult words and topics. I honestly can’t think of anything I don’t like so I rate this book a 5/5. I would probably re-read this book if I had the chance. 

I like this Red Cedar. And if you like non-fiction and powerful, confident people then I recommend this book for you. I think this book is good because it’s a whole bunch of stories about brave people who are standing up and changing the world. I recommend this book for ages 8 and up because there is important information that lots of people should know. Overall, I rate this book a ⅘.

This was a very interesting book. This is a book about so many different people and how they fought for their rights. It was a very inspiring book with so many amazing stories. I hope I can be like one of those amazing people one day. I rate this book a 4.5/5. 

The Red Cedar book, How To Become An Accidental Activist, is a very good book all about activism and people standing up for their rights. It is a very inspiring book and it has a good layout and clear pictures. I liked this book because it has lots of informational short stories. I recommend this book to people who like inspiring stories about people of all ages. I really liked this book and I hope that you do too.

How to Become an Accidental Activist was an ok book. Here are some of the reasons why I didn’t really like it. First off, it was a bit of a boring read for me. I mean, it was cool and all, and I totally support the causes that the activists in the book are fighting for, but it was just a tad bit bland. Like, most of the activists were just fighting for the same kind of thing, rights, feeding people in 3rd world countries, and all that stuff. And I love all of that, and I think it’s awesome that lots of people are fighting for it, but the book itself just needs a bit of variety.