Amazing Kids! Magazine

Amazing Book Reviews: Stand Up!

Edited and Introduced by John Schlimm
Published by Publishing Syndicate
Reviewed by Kasey Dallman, AKOM Writer
Recommended for ages 9 and up


Ever heard that the sky is the limit? Well, the sky is only the beginning! In Stand Up! 75 Activists Who Rock the World And How You Can, Too!, John Schlimm has compiled inspirational stories from some of the world’s most dynamic young activists. Reminiscent of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Stand Up! will have you itching to start your own cause and change the world.

Take for instance Patrick Scott, who along with his family helped his sister Alex hold Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The profits went to help with pediatric cancer research, as Alex suffered from neuroblastoma. Even since Alex’s passing, her lemonade stand still lives on to raise over $60 million!

Or how about Susie Doyens! Born with Down syndrome, Susie used to be fearful in social situations. But Susie had a passion for golf, and soon became a part of Special Olympics! Now Susie is a Global Messenger where she travels and gives speeches about the Special Olympics program. She has given over 300 speeches and has even gotten standing ovations!

Stand Up! shows us that we can use our gifts to better ourselves, our community, our country, and even the universe! This book will certainly warm your heart and give hope for a bright future! Will you be the next the next unstoppable superhero? We double dog dare you!

To find out more about Stand Up! and how you can be a part of the sequel, visit

One comment

  1. Dahlynn /

    Kasey: Thanks for the great review! You rock! 🙂

    Publishing Syndicate