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The Star: heartwarming Nativity or violent, sexist missed opportunity?

Has anyone been wondering about seeing The Star with kids? It’s a new animated Nativity story, with lots of Hollywood voice talent, and some funny moments. It’s also stuck in the 1980s when it comes to portrayal of women, casting and content. Sigh.   I went today with my son and friends, so here are […]

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Three activists: Labour Party candidate at the recent election, Rachel Boyack; Jessica Tuhua; Green Party MP Mārama Davidson.

Jessica, an eleven-year-old activist

You might remember Jessica’s stunning speech on feminism, published here when she was nine years old. This year for her school’s speech competition, she introduced her classmates to the idea of activism – and won! Here’s her winning speech, written just before the election, with an introduction just for us: Hi, I’m Jessica Tuhua. I […]

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Picture books for kids who want to change the world

No one is too young to make the world a better place! Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize when she was only seventeen. She began her public life as an activist for girls’ education in Pakistan when she was just eleven years old, blogging about life under the Taliban. She’s proof that ordinary young people can have genuine influence […]

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