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Use Your Voice: It’s More Powerful Than You Know

Use your voice, be heard, speak out loud, do your best, try something new without fear. July 26th is All or Nothing Day, as well as One Voice Day (for peace and unity).

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Girl Power: Using Their Voice

Vanessa Nakate

Vanessa Nakate by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Illustrated by Olivia Amoah (Children’s Biographies | 4 – 7 years, and up | Little People, BIG DREAMS | April 11, 2023)

Description: Discover the incredible life of Vanessa Nakate, the trailblazing activist and leader, in this book from the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series. 

Another winner from the lpBD series. I don’t think I would have learned about Vanessa Nakate if not for this book.

Viva’s Voice

Viva’s Voice by Raquel Donoso and illustrated by Carlos Velez (Children’s Fiction/Own Voices | Kind World Publishing | Sept 2022)

Description: Viva’s Papi is a bus driver and Viva loves going to work with him. The sounds of the traffic and the voices of the passengers are music to Viva’s ears. When she finds out that Papi’s union is going on strike, she convinces Papi to take her along to the picket line. When quiet Papi is too nervous to give his speech, Viva uses her powerful voice to give him the confidence to find his own. 

Such a sweet book that shows how even the smallest voice can make an impact and be of help!!

Voices of Powerful Women

Voices of Powerful Women: Words of Wisdom from 40 of the World’s Most Inspiring Women by Zoe Sallis (Biographies / Self-help | Watkins Publishing | 26 Feb 2019)

Description: In this empowering book, 40 amazing women who have exerted an influence on others in many different ways discuss their work, their achievements, their hopes and their fears, offering women everywhere inspiration and optimism for the future through their fascinating explanations of what they have achieved.

This is a unique way of featuring inspiring women, through their answers to 10 different questions. Note that this book is not a series of mini-biographies but rather each chapter features one question and the answers to that from these amazing women. These fascinating insights into their lives are sure to empower and inspire readers as well as lead us to want to learn more about the women themselves.

Quotes About The Power of Your Voice

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

“You can’t find your voice if you don’t use it.” ~ Austin Kleon

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“And even when they refuse to listen, I’ll keep talking anyway, hoping on a slim chance that the things inside my head are  worth something to someone.” – Nadege Richards

“Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.” – Abraham Joshua Herschel

“Be mindful of your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you, may stick with someone for a lifetime” – Rachel Wolchin 

“A word is dead when it is said some say. I say it just begins to live that Dday” – Emily Dickinson 

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder” – Rumi

Listen to your own voice, your own soul. Too many people listen to the noise of the world, instead of themselves.– Leon Brown

We all have a voice. Some a whisper, some a roar. If you can roar, roar for others. If you can only whisper, keep trying. Every roar started small. – M.L. Shanahan

Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; And then do it. – Duane Michals

That voice that cries out doesn’t have to be a weakling’s does it? – John Osborne

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright

Recommended Reads

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Dear reader, which of these quotes inspires you the most? And which book would you pick first to read (if you have not already read them)? Welcome all your thoughts and recommendations and favorite quotes about the power of your voice!

17 thoughts on “Use Your Voice: It’s More Powerful Than You Know

  1. These are such good thoughts about how we use our words, and how we impact others. These books sound wonderful and Voices of Powerful Women is a good one to add to my list.

  2. Hey there! Your post is so inspiring and uplifting. I love how you’ve highlighted the importance of using our voices, whether through literature, activism, or everyday conversations. The quotes you’ve shared are truly thought-provoking. Keep spreading positivity and empowering messages! 📚🗣️

  3. These books speak volumes (pun intended) to me, as my son has been non-verbal for a year, I truly learned how speech, listening, and even being around can impact a person. He’s been doing better now, but I hope I can hear him more often, or as much as I used to.

  4. I am loving the sound of the two books mentioned at the top and they would be great additions to my kids library at home. I am always looking to add the newest in greta children books to their collection and you always have the bets recommendations. Thank you!

  5. These are all really great books that I need to check out specially the Voices of Powerful Women thanks for sharing this with us

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