Big Ideas for Young Thinkers

Author(s): Jamia Wilson

Children Non Fiction

What is justice? What is freedom? What is bias? ... And who gets to have big ideas? 

Studies show that children ask caregivers 300 questions a day during meals, trips to the market, and before bedtime. This book teaches children to think critically and discuss ideas in a world that needs bright young thinkers. Jamia Wilson expertly explores the difficult questions kids may ask by relating them to real-life examples and introducing a diverse range of thinkers and luminaries. Drawing on influences from ancient Greeks right up to modern-day American writers, the idea of philosophy - and who gets to have big ideas - is reimagined. 

Choose a question or page to explore and discuss at a time. Relate to the real-life experiences, explore big ideas from a range of thinkers, and decide where you stand on the issue at hand. For example, try to recall your earliest memory. Can you remember a lot or a little? Do memories make us who we are? Or do we pick and choose them to suit who we are?

This is a multi-layered book to be explored again and again.  Extra info in the book includes a manifesto for talking about difficult topics and managing disagreements, a glossary of terms, a timeline of key thinkers, and an index of themes.  Chapters are organised into five sections: Identity, Life, Truth, Culture, and Creativity. Questions include: Who am I?  What is race? What is gender? What happens when we die? What is right and wrong? What is bias? What is freedom? What is justice? What is memory?

A mind-expanding book to challenge young thinkers, which reimagines philosophy for ages 9 and up. 



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Explore 20 of the biggest questions of our day. This book teaches children to think critically in a world which needs young thinkers.






JAMIA WILSON is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. She is a leading voice on feminist and gender justice issues whose words have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC News and more. Jamia is the co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All. She has contributed to several books such as Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution. Jamia is an adjunct professor at the John Jay School for Criminal Justice and travels across the US - and beyond - to to talk about race, feminism, leadership, and so much more.

ANDREA PIPPINS is an illustrator, designer, and author who has a passion for creating images that reflect what she wants to see in art, media, and pop culture. Her vision is to empower people of colour with tools and inspiration to create and tell their own stories. She is the best-selling creator of the colouring book I Love My Hair and the interactive journal Becoming Me. Her clients include O: The Oprah Magazine, The Huffington Post, The National Museum of African American History and Culture among others. Andrea is based in Stockholm, Sweden.




General Fields

  • : 9780711249202
  • : Quarto Publishing Group UK
  • : Wide Eyed Editions
  • : July 2019
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Special Fields

  • : Jamia Wilson
  • : Hardback
  • : Apr-20
  • : Andrea Pippins
  • : English
  • : 64