The Power Book: What Is It, Who Has It and Why? - Claire Saunders


Learn about the different types of power, what it means to have power, and what you can do with your own power to create positive change in the world, no matter who or how old you are.

What makes you the boss of me? What makes a king a king, or a queen a queen? Why can some people vote for their leaders, but other people can’t? Does having lots of money make you powerful? Why are there fewer female scientists, leaders, and artists than men in history books?

The Power Book answers these and other questions in a relatable way for young people, including thought-provoking discussions on challenging topics, like war, bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia. It's an inspiring and brightly illustrated guide to help kids gain an understanding of their place in their family, school and the world, and discover ways to use their own power to shape the future.

Quotations and stories from some of the greatest change-makers, including Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, and Stephen Hawking, provide historical context and inspiration.