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Empowering Gifts That Will Inspire Young Activists

These gifts will inspire and empower everyone in your family to make a difference!

Daniel Fernandez and Maria Bailey


Want to inspire little social justice warriors? Encouraging young minds to think critically about the world they want to live in — and help build — can inspire the generations of tomorrow. From climate change to racial inequality and voting rights, these gifts will help you and your loved ones focus on your own ability to make change in the world, and have fun while doing it! 

The World Needs More Purple People

The World Needs More Purple People

Penguin Random House

I’d never heard of a “Purple Person” until I read this book. Now, I’m constantly asking myself: “Am I being a Purple Person today? Was I one yesterday? How can I be one tomorrow?” A “Purple Person” is someone who is kind, hardworking, genuine, asks questions to understand the perspectives of others, and most importantly, speaks up for what is right. Led by Penny Purple, you, too, can learn how to be a Purple Person, no matter your age. Because there’s no age limit for purple, baby!

Kid Activists

Kid Activists

Quirk Publishing

What do famous activists such as Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, and Harvey Milk all have in common? Well, besides the fact they inspired millions around the world with their actions and commitment to their causes, the answer is pretty obvious — they used to be kids! Through colorful illustrations and stories about various activists from diverse backgrounds, Kid Activists shows how the early experiences of these activists shaped their views and impacted how they went on to tackle complex issues and spark change in the world. 

Creatable World Deluxe Doll Kits



Our differences are what make us unique and beautiful as individuals — and just like people, Creatable World dolls come in all colors, hair styles, and sizes. They help to remind us of the diversity that exists in our world and that there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to people. These dolls help everyone young and old to feel seen — because representation matters! 

Little People, Big Dreams Books

The Little People, Big Dreams book series is a fantastic collection of stories about the lives of some of the biggest changemakers in the world, for readers young and old. These books do a fantastic job of educating and empowering us to see that no matter where in the world we come from or what the certain situations we find ourselves in may be, we can overcome whatever we are facing! 

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Penguin Random House Publishing

In a world where prejudice, discrimination, and racism exist, how do we have conversations with our children about our shared history and how to move forward? We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices helps facilitate such discussions by providing a beautiful collection of art, poetry, personal essays, and letters from fifty award-winning children’s authors and illustrators, all from diverse backgrounds. By seeing how beautifully and bravely these voices are shared, you and your family may be inspired to speak up yourselves!

Elle Crée Paint by Number Kits

Founded by Portland, Oregon based illustrator Rachel Austen, “Elle Crée” (which is French for “she creates”) is a company that makes high quality and eco-friendly paint-by-number kits of historical figures, and donates 5% of all of their profits to social and environmental causes throughout the United States. Not only are these kits a great way of starting conversations and discussing the lives of activists, you’ll also have the chance to flex your artistic skills too! 

Lillian’s Right to Vote

Lilian's Right to Vote

Random House Children's Books

Sometimes, we may find ourselves taking certain freedoms that we have for granted, forgetting all the sacrifices other folks have made in order to secure them for us and future generations. In Lillian’s Right to Vote, readers follow the story of a one-hundred-year-old woman named Lillian as she explores the history of her elders who worked to secure the right to vote for African Americans on her way to the polling booth. 

“A Is For Awesome”


Feiwel & Friends

Learning your ABCs just got a whole lot more inspiring! Depicting feminist icons from A to Z, “A Is For Awesome!” From iconic female figures like Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai to Beyoncé and Lucille Ball, A is for Awesome shines a spotlight on 23 iconic women who have changed the world through their perseverance and accomplishments.

FCTRY Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure



As one of America's progressive icons, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived her life as a real-life action hero, so it only makes sense that she be immortalized with an action figure! Standing at six inches tall and wearing the next best thing to a cape (her righteous robe), the FCTRY Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure is an inspiring addition to anyone’s desk or space.

RBG Workout Calendar

Known for her tenacity, work ethic, and all around grit, former Supreme Court Justice, two-time cancer survivor and all around powerhouse Ruth Bader Ginsburg worked just as hard on her fitness as she did on behalf of justice and equality for all. See if you can keep up with the same exact exercise routines the 87-year old trailblazer did on a daily basis. If there’s one thing to take away from R.B.G. it’s that there’s no days off! *chugs protein shake* 

eeBoo Women March! 500 Piece Round Puzzle

eeBoo Women March! 500 Piece Round Puzzle


Much like the pieces to a puzzle, we’re better when we come together. The eeBoo Women March! 500 Piece Round Puzzle immortalizes the historic moment when over 4 million men, women, and children marched for gender equality on January 21, 2017. Relive the largest single-day protest in American history while piecing together this beautifully illustrated puzzle.

W&P Hydropod

W&P Hydropod


Making sustainable choices also comes down to the food you eat. The W&P Hydropod is a wonderful way to reduce your carbon footprint and grow your own edible herbs. The five-piece set comes with everything you need to experience the process of soil-free farming, including a frosted glass Hydropod and all the ingredients for growing basil.

“Love Is Powerful”

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The smallest voices are sometimes the greatest. “Love Is Powerful” is an empowering story of a little activist who, when taking part in the 2017 Women’s March in New York City, finds her message and voice amplified by the rallying crowd around her. Inspire the youngest voices in your family to promote change and equality at a time when our country is in a state of deep division over issues of politics, race, gender, and religion.

Mudpuppy Little Feminist Board Book Set

Mudpuppy Little Feminist Board Book Set


Every young feminist can take inspiration from the series of trailblazing female leaders who paved the way. Mudpuppy Little Feminist Board Book Set celebrates these women who made a historical impact on the world and inspired a new generation of feminists. The board book set is made up of four mini books, featuring pioneers, artists, leaders, and activists such as Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, and Amelia Earhart.

“Anti-Racist Baby”



In the words of Angela Davis, “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” “Anti-Racist Baby” tackles this notion head-on, formulating nine steps for building a more equitable society. Introduce the youngest readers in your household (and grown-ups, too)  to the importance of antiracism.

All Are Welcome Here! 1000 Piece Family Puzzle

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There’s nothing puzzling about this message of inclusivity and togetherness. Celebrate inclusivity, diversity, and acts of kindness with the All Are Welcome Here! 1000 Piece Family Puzzle. Featuring mantras to live by like, “Be kind rain or shine,” and, “All are welcome here,” this beautifully illustrated vibrant puzzle is positivity in a box!

Green Toys

Green Toys

Green Toys

What’s more inspiring than the wonderful world we live in? Knowing that when it comes to  climate change we can make a difference! That's what the folks at Green Toys believe. Founded in 2007, Green Toys makes all of their toys out of 100% recycled plastic milk containers, and with a line of awesome eco-friendly toys ranging from fire trucks and airplanes to jump ropes, these toys can help you family make a difference just by playing! 

Tegu Sets



Made in Honduras from eco-friendly, sustainably harvested wood, the Tegu magnetic building block sets not only do right by the environment, they also do right by the local community. Each set of blocks are made at a fully independent factory outside of Tegucigalpa to help support living-wage jobs, educational funding, and environmental stewardship in the nation. Build blocks and communities with Tegu.

Darlyng & Co. Kids Bamboo Toothbrush

darlyng & co bamboo toothbrush

Darlyng & Co

A lot of us think that in order to make significant change in the world and inspire others we have to do something massive! The truth is though, we can make a big difference by doing little things on a daily basis. Take brushing your teeth for example! The folks at Darlyng & Co. have made these antimicrobial and eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes for kids to help reduce plastic waste and feel empowered in the fight to save our planet. 

Julián Is a Mermaid

Julian is a Mermaid


On a train ride home, Julián sees three women dressed up in bright and brilliant outfits. All day long he can’t stop thinking about these women and the way in which they expressed themselves. In Julián Is a Mermaid, Julián struggles with his desire to express himself, fearing that the people in his life won't approve of him and accept him if he does. Julián realizes that the most important thing he can do is to be true to himself, showing us that extending love and understanding to others is only truly possible if we can extend that love to ourselves. 

Superheroes Are Everywhere

Superheros are Everywhere

Philomel Books

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait, no, it’s...anybody in the world, including you! Written by the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris's book Superheroes Are Everywhere tells the story of her youth, and along the way reminds us that we don’t need any powers or capes or costumes to make a difference in the world. We can all be superheroes!