Two of my recent reads were from the Kid Legend Series by David Stabler and Robin Stevenson. This 7-book series focuses on a series of "greats" within the title topic and focuses on what these folks were like as kids who ultimately became champions in their fields.
Best part of it, the recommendation for the book series came from one of my 3rd grade students in Technology when we were talking about Computer History and she recognized some of the names I mentioned based on having just read Kid Innovators.
Other books in the series all by David Stabler that I'm sure are equally as good:
- Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents
- Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends
- Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends
- Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers
- Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars
Kid Activists Image created at Canva.com--Book cover from https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1683691415?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_thcv_5&storeType=ebooks; Individual pictures all taken the the activist's wikipedia.com page except for Autumn Peltier, who's picture was from https://www.womenofinfluence.ca/2019/11/05/meet-autumn-peltier-14-year-old-internationally-recognized-clean-water-advocate-and-the-anishinabek-nation-chief-water-commissioner/
Kid Innovators Image created at Cana.com--Book Cover from https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1683692276?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_thcv_6&storeType=ebooks; Individual pictures all taken the the activist's wikipedia.com page except for William Kamkwamba who's picture was from https://resource-alliance.org/speaker/william-kamkwamba/ and the Wright Brothers, who's picture is from http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1364