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Advocacy, Protest, and Dissent for Teens

Have you ever heard a piece of news that made you instantly want to stand up and get involved? Well, visit your local library and check out one of these titles for help on what to do, or get inspired by individuals who's passion just wouldn't allow them to sit and take it any longer!


Protecting the Planet: Environmental Activism
Protecting the Planet: Environmental Activism

Explores how we can help the environment through our actions.


It's Your World-- If You Don't Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers
It's Your World-- If You Don't Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers

If you don't like it, get involved! Whatever's your cause: the environment, free speech, animal welfare, this book will give you some help and resources to begin making a difference!


Activism
Activism

Presents readings on activism from a variety of perspectives.


America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the Sixties
America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the Sixties

Take a look back at the 1960s a time of change, and the adolescents who shaped them.


Globalize it!: The Stories of the IMF, The World Bank, The WTO, and Those Who Protest
Globalize it!: The Stories of the IMF, The World Bank, The WTO, and Those Who Protest

Surveys globalization through an examination of the groups that both support and protest this political and economic movement.


Alice Macleod, Realist at Last
Alice Macleod, Realist at Last

Sixteen-year-old Alice uses her screen-writing aspirations to help her get through a challenging period in her life after her boyfriend goes to Scotland, her mother is jailed for environmental activism, and her depressed father cannot get a job.


The Carbon Diaries 2017
The Carbon Diaries 2017

In 2017, two years after England introduces carbon dioxide rationing to combat climatic change, eighteen-year-old Laura chronicles her first year at a London university as natural disasters and political upheaval disrupt her studies.


Angry Young Man
Angry Young Man

Eighteen-year-old Robert tries to help his half-brother Xan, a seventeen-year-old misfit, to make better choices as he becomes increasingly attracted to a variety of protesters, anarchists, and the like.


Hey, Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People
Hey, Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People

Provides an introduction to media literacy and instuctions for influencing and creating media on you own.


Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary

Elizabeth Partridge leads readers straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965.


The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism From the Civil Rights Movement to the Streets of Seattle
The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism From the Civil Rights Movement to the Streets of Seattle

From music, to film, even cartoons, this title captures the art of dissent past and present. Prepare to be inspired.


Lighting the way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America
Lighting the way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America

Pick this up to read about nine courageous women who dared to dream, and brought their dreams to reality.


My Mother the Cheerleader: A Novel
My Mother the Cheerleader: A Novel

Thirteen-year-old Louise uncovers secrets about her family and her neighborhood during the violent protests over school desegregation in 1960 New Orleans.


That Girl Lucy Moon
That Girl Lucy Moon

A young activist takes up a new cause for sledding rights on Wiggins Hill.


Climbing the Stairs
Climbing the Stairs

When her father becomes brain-damaged in a non-violent protest march in India in 1941, fifteen-year-old Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father's extended family and become accustomed to a totally different way of life.


A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation
A People's History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation

The title says it all. Pick this one up to read the underdogs version of American History - in graphic novel format.