You Can Change the World!: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere
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.
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||Children / Young Adults
||Children / Young Adults
|Library of Congress
||Teenagers - Biography - Juvenile literature, Heroes - Biography - Juvenile literature
||Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
||Young adult;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||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
||Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)
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.