Synopses & Reviews
From award-winning author Michelle Roehm McCann comes a young activist’s handbook to joining the fight against gun violence — both in your community and on a national level — to make schools safer for everyone.
Young people are suffering the most from the epidemic of gun violence — as early as kindergarten students are crouching behind locked doors during active shooter drills. Teens are galvanizing to speak up and fight for their right to be safe. They don’t just want to get involved, they want to change the world. Enough Is Enough is a call to action for teens ready to lend their voices to the gun violence prevention movement. This handbook deftly explains America’s gun violence issues — myths and facts, causes and perpetrators, solutions and change-makers — and provides a road map for effective activism.
Told in three parts, Enough Is Enough also explores how America got to this point and the obstacles we must overcome, including historical information about the Second Amendment, the history of guns in America, and an overview of the NRA. Informative chapters include interviews with teens who have survived gun violence and student activists who are launching their own movements across the country. Additionally, the book includes a Q&A with gun owners who support increased gun safety laws.
“...McCann’s book is a work of advocacy — a clarion call to action, and she expresses her hope that it will inspire readers to become gun safety activists. One hopes she will succeed.” Booklist (Starred Review)
“While the harrowing stories and facts will make an impact, this book ultimately seeks to empower young people. [It] will give readers tools for combating a problem that leaves many feeling helpless.” Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Michelle Roehm McCann has worked as a children's book editor and art director for more than twenty years, as well as writing and compiling several award-winning children's books of her own. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two world-rocking kids, and their brilliant cats, Horace and Percy.