Kids Who Did: Real Kids Who Ruled, Rebelled, Survived and Thrived

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Kids Who Did: Real Kids Who Ruled, Rebelled, Survived and Thrived
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Kirsty Murray
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 208,Width 148
CategoriesPeople and places
ISBN 9781760524470
Children's (6-12)

Publishing Details

Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 1 April 2019
NZ Release Date 1 April 2019
Publication Country Australia


When the future looks dark, courageous kids bring light and hope into the world. Forty true stories celebrate kids who have protested, prayed, rebelled, saved lives, earned a fortune, lost everything, become world-famous, or fought to survive war and oppression. Fearless kids, feral kids, Olympic champions, human-rights crusaders, climate-change warriors, princes and prisoners, workers and whiz-kids - they all show the true courage of kids. From the distant past to the present moment, kids have made their mark on history; and now they're set to change the world.

Author Biography

Kirsty Murray is a multi-award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Her works include eleven novels plus non-fiction, junior fiction, historical fiction, science fiction and picture books. Kirsty has been a Creative Fellow of the State Library of Victoria and an Ambassador for both the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge and the Stella Prize Schools Program. She's also been a writer-in-residence at two Indian universities and has travelled Australia and the world to collect amazing stories. Her three children and three step-children are all grown up now but her grandchildren, godchildren and many young friends continue to fascinate and inspire her with their energy and enthusiasms. She loves books, libraries, bookshops, readers, writers and anything and anyone connected to the world of story.