The Ultimate Teen Guide
by Kathlyn Gay
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Series: It Happened to Me

Publication Date: January 14, 2016

ISBN: 9781442242944

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Despite claims that young people today don’t care about the world they live in and don’t get involved in causes, more and more teens are taking up the fight for things they truly believe in. In fact, there are more than 10,000 members nationwide for the Youth Rights Movement and more than 50,000 members, fans, and supporters of Kids against Animal Cruelty. Many young adults who aren’t involved are simply unaware of how to become activists or where to start championing their causes.

In Activism: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Kathlyn Gayexplains why people become activists, the types of causes they advocate or oppose, and how teenagers can get involved. Activists are vigorous supporters for issues that are important to them, from social causes to political campaigns. While students often volunteer for a short period of time for school credit, many want to continue doing more outside of the classroom. This book assists those young adults who want to learn more about specific issues and organizations. Chapters are divided by topic and include

  • Youth rights
  • Teen health
  • Campaigns against sexual violence and trafficking
  • Animal rights
  • Religious issues
  • Peace efforts
  • Gun control and gun rights
  • Immigration

This book also includes a valuable chapter on learning to be an activist and a resource section that lists dozens of organizations dedicated to specific causes. Throughout this book, the author highlights the lives and activities of numerous teens who are long-term activists and also suggests books and films that promote activism. Activism: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a wonderful resource for young adults who are interested in making the world a better place.