The activism that has ignited our nation has found its way into the pages of this anthology, one that offers a platform to 30 activists from many walks of life.
Rock the Vote president Carolyn DeWitt offers a list of ways teens can become politically active before they turn 18. Broadway star Javier Muñoz gives an interview in which he discusses his feelings about today’s political climate and how it intersects with the play Hamilton. Speaking about her experiences with disability, Glee actor Ali Stroker describes her approaches to advocating for her needs and articulating her hopes to the able-bodied world. Author Rebecca Roanhorse writes about the many ways there are to be an activist, emphasizing the diversity of effective approaches. Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita, discuss the importance of being visible as allies and encourage teens to get involved with their schools’ gay-straight alliances. Comedian Rosie O’Donnell offers five empowering and accessible tools a teen can use for resistance. This is an impactful, contemporary guide to activism that gives voices to individuals who are making a difference in today’s tumultuous social climate.
A useful classroom tool that will generate discussion around topics that matter to many young people today. (Nonfiction anthology. 14-18)