Activism The Ultimate Teen Guide by Kathlyn Gay
  

Synopsis

Activism The Ultimate Teen Guide by Kathlyn Gay

This book looks at the many opportunities for teen activism and shows how more teens can get involved in causes that are important to them. Among the causes most important to teens covered in this book are campaigns for animal rights and world peace and against sexual violence, discrimination, and hate crimes. The book also discusses the pro and cons of hot bed issues like gun control and immigration reform.

Reviews

Gr 7 Up-This guide introduces the major issues addressed by young activists and shares the stories of real teens fighting for what they believe in. Gay describes 10 causes and the ways in which kids and teens have taken action. Some sections stress facts and statistics more than activism, particularly in chapters on sexual assault and climate change. Because of the grassroots and often localized nature of activism and the emphasis on current topics, the sources cited are primarily blogs and websites. The title is thoroughly researched and highlights diverse teen activists across the country. Gay offers historical perspectives and many resources for further reading and viewing. The information is up-to-date, including the latest about gay marriage and immigration reform...VERDICT ... [O]nce teens begin to read, they will gain knowledge about timely topics and may be inspired to act for change. School Library Journal

About the Author

Kathlyn Gay has written more than 120 books and articles. She is the author of several titles in the It Happened to Me series for Rowman & Littlefield, including Cultural Diversity (2003), Volunteering (2004), The Military and Teens (2008), Body Image and Appearance (2009), Living Green (2012), Bigotry and Intolerance (2013), and Divorce (2014).

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
234 pages

Author

Kathlyn Gay
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Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield

Publication date

16th January 2016

ISBN

9781442242937


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