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


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ISBN13: 9780689874482
ISBN10: 0689874480
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andlt;Bandgt;You andlt;Iandgt;canandlt;/Iandgt; change the world.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Free Speech. Racism. The Environment. Gay Rights. Bullying and School Safety. Animal Welfare. War. Information about Safe Sex and Birth Control. Free Speech. HIV and AIDS. Women's Rights. andlt;BRandgt; These are the issues you care about — and now you can do something about them. andlt;Iandgt;It's Your Worldandlt;/Iandgt; will show you how to act on your beliefs, no matter what they are, and make a difference. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;The information inside includes:andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; and#149; The basics of activismandlt;BRandgt; and#149; Activism projects and outreach ideasandlt;BRandgt; and#149; The 5-minute activistandlt;BRandgt; and#149; How to be an activist at home, at school, and in your communityandlt;BRandgt; and#149; Stories from teenagers who have taken on the world — and wonandlt;BRandgt; and#149; Resources including books, movies, and Web sitesandlt;BRandgt; and#149; and much, much more andlt;BRandgt; Whether at home, in school, or in your community, you have the power and the ability to create change, even if you aren't old enough to vote. Don't wait until you're eighteen to flex your political muscles — start right now!


Timed to coincide with the November 2004 presidential election, this book advises teen under 18 that even though they can't vote, they can still affect change in the world. Halpin offers teens a way to channel their energy — and frustration — into action.

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andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Introductionandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;YOU CAN SO CHANGE THE WORLD and#149; WHY PEOPLE BECOME ACTIVISTS and#149; ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE and#149; CHOOSING YOUR CAUSE and#149; DO YOUR RESEARCH and#149; HOW THIS BOOK WORKS and#149; A FEW MORE THINGSandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Helping Animalsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE ISSUES and#149; BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER and#149; MAKE YOUR HOME A CRUELTY-FREE ZONE and#149; REFUSE DISSECTION and#149; MAKE AN ANIMAL RESEARCH COLLEGE GUIDE and#149; VOLUNTEER AT A SHELTER and#149; BE AN ACTIVE CITIZEN FOR LOCAL ANIMALS and#149; START A PAWS CHAPTER IN YOUR TOWN and#149; SHAKIRA'S STORY and#149; EMMA'S STORY and#149; THE 5-MINUTE ACTIVIST and#149; RESOURCESandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Fighting Racismandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE ISSUES and#149; TEST YOURSELF FOR BIAS and#149; PLAN A "RACE MATTERS" MOVIE NIGHT and#149; WHAT IF YOUR FAMILY IS RACIST? and#149; INVITE A SPEAKER TO YOUR SCHOOL and#149; MOBILIZE AGAINST HATE GROUPS BY WRITING A LETTER TO THE EDITOR and#149; OTHER WAYS TO FIGHT RACISM and#149; CHIKA'S STORY and#149; EMMANUEL'S STORY and#149; THE 5-MINUTE ACTIVIST and#149; RESOURCESandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Saving the Environmentandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE ISSUES and#149; MEASURE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT and#149; GIVE YOUR HOUSE AN ENVIRONMENTAL MAKEOVER and#149; START AN ENVIRONMENTAL MAILING LIST and#149; FIND OUT IF YOUR SCHOOL SPENDS MORE ON ENERGY THAN ON YOU and#149; CHECK YOUR COMMUNITY WATER QUALITY and#149; IDENTIFY LOCAL POLLUTERS and#149; ADAM'S STORY and#149; DAVID'S STORY and#149; THE 5-MINUTE ACTIVIST and#149; RESOURCESandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Ending Warandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE ISSUES and#149; PUT UP A PEACE POSTER and#149; INTERVIEW A VETERAN OF WAR and#149; ORGANIZE A TEACH-IN AT YOUR SCHOOL and#149; START A FAITH-BASED PEACE COALITION and#149; GO TO A BIG PROTEST and#149; ANA'S STORY and#149; HANNAH'S STORY and#149; THE 5-MINUTE ACTIVIST and#149; RESOURCESandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Fighting the Spread of HIV/AIDSandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE ISSUES and#149; GET TESTED and#149; FIGHT FOR COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION and#149; GET LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SIGN AN ANTI-DISCRIMINATION PLEDGE and#149; OTHER ACTIVISM IDEAS and#149; LAURA'S STORY and#149; HENRY'S STORY and#149; THE 5-MINUTE ACTIVIST and#149; RESOURCES andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Stopping School Violence and Bullyingandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE ISSUES and#149; MAKE AN ANTI-VIOLENCE CONTRACT WITH YOUR PARENTS and#149; DISTRIBUTE A FLYER ABOUT THE WARNING SIGNS OF POSSIBLE SCHOOL VIOLENCE and#149; CREATE A BULLY BOX and#149; CONNECT WITH AN AT-RISK YOUTH and#149; BRITT'S STORY and#149; MISSY'S STORY and#149; RESOURCESandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Defending Women's Rightsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE ISSUES and#149; LEARN ABOUT FEMINIST HISTORY and#149; DISCUSS FEMINISM WITH SOMEONE FROM ANOTHER GENERATION and#149; SPEAK OUT ABOUT DATING VIOLENCE and#149; FIND OUT IF YOUR SCHOOL IS TITLE IX COMPLIANT and#149; HAVE A LETTER-WRITING PARTY TO FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS and#149; SARA'S STORY and#149; ERICA'S STORY and#149; THE 5-MINUTE ACTIVIST and#149; RESOURCES andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Libertyandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE ISSUES and#149; FIND OUT WHAT DATA THE GOVERNMENT HAS ON FILE ABOUT YOU and#149; START AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PAPER and#149; DO AN ART PROJECT ABOUT SURVEILLANCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY and#149; HOST A VIDEO SCREENING ABOUT THE FOURTH AMENDMENT and#149; ASHLEY'S STORY and#149; ALAN'S STORY and#149; RESOURCESandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Promoting Tolerance Toward Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE ISSUES and#149; TALK TO YOUR PARENTS ABOUT AN LGBTQ ISSUE IN THE NEWS and#149; START A GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE AT YOUR SCHOOL and#149; ASSESS WHETHER YOUR SCHOOL IS SAFE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH and#149; MAKE A VOTER GUIDE and#149; SARAH'S STORY and#149; STACEY'S STORY and#149; RESOURCES andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Acknowledgmentsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;General Activism Resourcesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Sources used in writing this bookandlt;/Bandgt;

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Product Details

Halpin, Mikki
Simon Pulse
Law & Crime
Politics & Government
Social Situations - Values
Children's 12-Up - Sociology
Social Science - Sociology
Social reformers
Social Studies - Sociology
Social Science - Politics & Government
Social Issues - Values & Virtues
Social reformers -- United States.
Student movements -- United States.
Children s-People and Cultures
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
September 2004
Grade Level:
from 7
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8.25 x 5.5 in 9.765 oz
Age Level:
from 12

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