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Youth to power : your voice and how to use it

Margolin, Jamie, 2001-2020
Books, Manuscripts
"The 1963 Children's March in Birmingham, Alabama. Tiananmen Square, 1989. The 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests. March for Our Lives, and School Strike for Climate. What do all these social justice movements have in common? They were led by passionate, informed, engaged young people. Jamie Margolin has been organizing and protesting since she was fourteen years old. Now the co-leader of a global climate action movement, she knows better than most how powerful a young person can be. You don't have to be able to vote or hold positions of power to change the world. In Youth to Power, Jamie presents the essential guide to changemaking, with advice on writing and pitching op-eds, organizing successful events and peaceful protests, time management as a student activist, utilizing social media and traditional media to spread a message, and sustaining long-term action. She features interviews with prominent young activists including Tokata Iron Eyes of the #NoDAPL movement and Nupol Kiazolu of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, who give guidance on handling backlash, keeping your mental health a priority, and how to avoid getting taken advantage of. Jamie walks readers through every step of what effective, healthy, intersectional activism looks like. Young people have a lot to say. Youth to Power gives you the tools to raise your voice"--
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First edition.
New York : Hachette GO, 2020.
xx, 251 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Interest grade level: Secondary.; General.
Foreword: The book is your toolbox / Greta Thunberg -- Introduction: The world needs to hear your voice / Jamie Margolin -- Finding your why -- Your first steps -- Political writing and publishing to get a message across -- Heading up your own movement -- Great creative: using art for a cause -- The ultimate guide to event and action organizing -- Being a young activist: what's the scoop? -- Peaceful direct action -- Politicians, Congress, and lobbying, oh my! -- Don't like the news? Become the news. -- Making your activism go viral -- Activism and your crazy life -- A day in the life of a teen activist -- Mental health as an activist -- Business, money, and companies -- Jealousy, competition, and ego -- Building a community to change the world -- Standing on the shoulders of giants and moving forward.
9780738246666 (paperback)
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