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The Kid's Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose-And Turn Creative Thinking Into Positive Action (Dream It! Do It!)

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Publisher Comments:

Inspire kids to choose the social causes they care about and take action themselves. Compelling, empowering, and packed with information, The Kid’s Guide to Social Action is the ultimate guide for kids who want to make a difference in the world.

First published in 1991, this book has helped thousands of young people get involved, get noticed, and get results. It has won awards from Parenting Magazine (“Outstanding Children’s Book, Reading-Magic Awards”) and the American Library Association (“Best of the Best for Children”). And now it’s even better.

•    Step-by-step instructions show how to write letters, do interviews, make speeches, take surveys, raise funds, get media coverage, and more

•    Real stories about real kids who are doing great things let readers know they’re not too young to solve problems in their neighborhood, community, and nation

•    25 reproducible forms make it easy to circulate petitions, initiate proclamations, and prepare news releases

•    Ideas for working with government, including tips for lobbying local, state, and federal lawmakers, and for using social action skills with the courts

•    Resources point the way toward government offices, groups, organizations, Web sites, and books.

Designed for kids to use on their own, this creative book is also ideal for schools, clubs, groups, troops, and youth organizations.

Synopsis:

Newly revised, expanded, and updated, this award-winning guide includes everything kids need to make a difference in the world, from inspiring true stories to fill-out forms and up-to-date resources. The book includes step-by-step instructions for writing letters, doing interviews, making speeches, taking surveys, and more. B&W photos and illustrations.

About the Author

Barbara A. Lewis is a former public school teacher and sought-after speaker. She has received many awards for excellence in writing, teaching, and leading youth in service projects and social action. She and her students were honored for community contributions by President Clinton and have been featured nationally in many magazines and newspapers, in The Congressional Record, and on television. Barbara’s books also include What Do You Stand For? (For Kids and For Teens), Kids with Courage, The Teen Guide to Global Action, and The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects. She lives in Park City, Utah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781575420387
Subtitle:
How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose - and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action
Other:
Lewis, Barbara A.
Author:
Lewis, Barbara A.
Other:
Espeland, Pamela
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing
Location:
Minneapolis :
Subject:
Social Science - General
Subject:
Politics & Government
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Sociology
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
Problem solving
Subject:
Social action
Subject:
Problem solving -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Social Studies - General
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Subject:
Social Science : General
Subject:
Political participation
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Subject:
rights; kids rights; kids
Subject:
rights; social change; activism; activist; kids in ac
Subject:
service learning; social action; service projects; kids guide; true stories; cit
Subject:
community service; personal responsibility; making a difference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dream It! Do It!
Publication Date:
19980415
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white photos and illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 1.46 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Newly revised, expanded, and updated, this award-winning guide includes everything kids need to make a difference in the world, from inspiring true stories to fill-out forms and up-to-date resources. The book includes step-by-step instructions for writing letters, doing interviews, making speeches, taking surveys, and more. B&W photos and illustrations.
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