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It's Our World, Too!

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Publisher Comments:

This invaluable companion to the award-winning We Were There, Too! gives young readers the tools to bring about change. After the tragic and transforming events of the past year, young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book couldn't be more timely.

Phillip Hoose is the author of We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History, which was a National Book Award Finalist and was selected an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book. He lives in Portland, Maine.
A Christopher Award Winner
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Public Library "Book for the Teen Age"
 
This companion to the award-winning We Were There, Too! gives young readers the tools to bring about change. After the tragic and transforming events of September 11th, young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book is a compilation of young peoples' stories who have accomplished great things, and it also serves as a handbook for guiding young adults to action.
"A clear-headed, good-hearted guide to help young people empower themselves."—Gloria Steinem
 
"[It's Our World, Too!] deserves shelf space in every classroom and library."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Two books in one: first, fourteen fascinating accounts of children working for human rights, the needy, the environment, or world peace . . . Second, a handbook for young activists, with practical suggestions for planning, organizing, publicizing, and raising funds for social action projects."—Kirkus Reviews

"An invaluable book . . . Reads with intensity and should convince young readers that they can make a difference in the attitudes and policies of their world."—Booklist

Synopsis:

This invaluable companion to the award-winning We Were There, Too! gives young readers the tools to bring about change. After the tragic and transforming events of the past year, young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book couldn't be more timely.

Synopsis:

This invaluable companion to the award-winning We Were There, Too! gives young readers the tools to bring about change. After the tragic and transforming events of the past year, young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book couldn't be more timely.

About the Author

Phillip Hoose is the author of We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History, which was a National Book Award Finalist and was selected an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book. He lives in Portland, Maine.

Table of Contents

Preface
A History: Young Activists Who Went Before You
 
Part One
Young People Who Are Making a Difference
 
TAKING A STAND
Neto Villareal and Andy Percifield: A young football star and a student leader work together to stand up to racist fans.
 
Sarah Rosen: An Indiana sixth-grader fights sexism in her school.
 
Norvell Smith: A girl stands up to gangs in Chicago.
 
John DeMarco: A thirteen-year-old Philadelphian risks his own safety and happiness to report a neighborhood crime.
 
REACHING OUT TO OTHERS
Justin Lebo: A New Jersey boy rebuilds bikes and gives them away to kids without wheels.
 
Dwaina Brooks: A fifth-grader feeds the homeless people of Dallas, Texas.
 
Beni Seballos: A California teenager conquers her fear and learns to help elderly patients with serious diseases.
 
James Ale: After seeing his friend hit by a car, a nine-year-old Florida boy persuades city officials to build a park in a crowded neighborhood.
 
HEALING THE EARTH
Andrew Holleman: A twelve-year-old boy outhustles a developer to save a precious place.
 
Founders of the Children's Rain Forest: Gradeschoolers from Sweden start a multimillion-dollar fund drive to preserve rain forest land in Costa Rica.
 
Joel Rubin: A Maine teenager takes on a giant corporation to save dolphins.
 
CREATING A SAFER FUTURE
Arn Chorn: A Cambodian boy who was taken from his family and turned into a soldier uses the story of his life to build hope for children.
 
Linda Warsaw and Kids Against Crime: A California girl turns her nightmare into a national support group for young people.
 
The Children's Statue for Peace: Hundreds of New Mexico kids set out to build a statue for peace in the birthplace of the atom bomb.
 
Part Two
How They're Doing It: A Handbook for Young Activists
 
Section One: Why Get Involved?
 
Section Two: How to Get Started
Choose a Project You Really Care About
Find Others to Work With
Write a Vision Statement
Don't Let Adults Take Over
Research Before You Plunge
Develop Your Own Information
Create a Work Plan
 
Section Three: Ten Tools for Change
Write a Letter
Use a Petition to Build Support
Speak Out
Use the Media
Ask for Money and Other Support
Boycott
Lobby
Help Elect Whom You Want
Protest and Demonstrate
Negotiate
 
Section Four: Using the Tools Together
 
Section Five: Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374336226
Foreword:
Seeger, Pete
Author:
Seeger, Pete
Author:
Hoose, Phillip M.
Author:
Hoose, Phillip
Publisher:
Square Fish
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Community development
Subject:
Social action
Subject:
Voluntarism
Subject:
Child volunteers.
Subject:
Social Science : General
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Subject:
Social Issues - Values & Virtues
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Series Volume:
107-248
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white photographs thr
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.98 x 8.02 x 0.5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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This invaluable companion to the award-winning We Were There, Too! gives young readers the tools to bring about change. After the tragic and transforming events of the past year, young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book couldn't be more timely.

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This invaluable companion to the award-winning We Were There, Too! gives young readers the tools to bring about change. After the tragic and transforming events of the past year, young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book couldn't be more timely.

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