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You Can Change the World!: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere

You Can Change the World!: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Rooke, Margaret
Illustrated by McHale, Kara
Foreword by Richardson, Taylor
Foreword by @KTclimate, Katie Hodgetts

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Capturing the energy, vitality and idealism of young people, this book presents practical and positive changes teens can make to help transform the world around them. Tackling political activism, body image, cyberbullying, and more, this toolkit provides positive role models to h... read full description below.

ISBN 9781785925023
Barcode 9781785925023
Published 15 June 2019 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781785925023
ISBN-10 1785925024
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 15 June 2019
International Publication Date 21 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Rooke, Margaret
Illustrated by McHale, Kara
Foreword by Richardson, Taylor
Foreword by @KTclimate, Katie Hodgetts
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Organization & Management Of Education
Political Activism
Parenting Advice: Adolescent Children
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Teenagers - Biography - Juvenile literature, Heroes - Biography - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 305.2350922
Catalogue Code 978092

Description of this Book

This inspirational book tells the stories of 50 real-life teens who've dared to change the world they live in. Bestselling author Margaret Rooke asks teenagers about their experiences of being volunteers, social entrepreneurs, and political campaigners, online and beyond. We hear about: Dillon Eisman, 18, the creator of Sew Swag that takes damaged and donated items of clothing and upcycles them for the homeless population in California. Heraa Hashmi, 19, who fights Islamophobia online. Lucy Gavaghan, who, at 14, walked into Tesco head office and persuaded them not to sell eggs from caged hens. Maya Ghazal, a refugee from Syria, now campaigning for refugees' rights, and studying to be an aviation engineer - out of gratitude to the aeroplane that brought her here. A girl from Malawi tricked into marriage now campaigning against forced marriage. The boy who cleans beaches. Niamh, 16, Marine Cadet cover girl, who talks openly about her bisexuality at school. Amika George who fights 'Period Poverty'. Seven foot tall Jesse who embraces his stature. Young carer of the year Adam. A boy with Downs, bullied at school, who is now successful actor. A boy who wore full make up every day at high school. These interviews cover race, sexuality, neurodiversity, bullying and other issues central to the lives of today's teens. This unforgettable book shows how you can survive in a social media and celebrity obsessed world by refusing to conform to other people's expectations. It shows how you can find ways to achieve against the odds. It features tips for actions you can take to create genuine impact.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This book is truly an amazing read. It tells the beautiful stories of some absolutely astounding teenagers making the most of life. As a teenager myself these stories fill me with hope and show me that no matter how hard life can get as a teen, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel. And that even though sometimes you feel small and insignificant, You can make a difference. -- Ben Roots, aged 17
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Margaret Rooke has more than 25 years' experience writing for national newspapers, magazines and books. She has two teenage children. She is the author of the bestselling Creative, Successful Dyslexic and Dyslexia is My Superpower.

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