It's Our World, Too!: Young People Who Are Making a Difference

by Phillip Hoose

This text tells fourteen stories of contemporary children and teenagers who have... read more

This text tells fourteen stories of contemporary children and teenagers who have successfully taken a stand on issues such as racism, sexism, the environment and violence, or who have had undertaken projects to help others in their communities. Each of the children or groups of children profiled saw something happening that was unfair or frightening which compelled them to take action, and this understanding of injustice and fear is something with which children reading the book will immediately identify. The means to turn understanding into action is displayed in the profiles themselves, and in the Handbook for Young Activists section which tells children how they can replicate many of the techniques used by the young people, and emphasizes the ability children have to affect change. (Ages 8-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993

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