It's Your World--If You Don't Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 24, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 304 pages
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You can change the world.
Free Speech. Racism. The Environment. Gay Rights. Bullying and School Safety. Animal Welfare. War. Information about Safe Sex and Birth Control. Free Speech. HIV and AIDS. Women's Rights.
These are the issues you care about -- and now you can do something about them. It's Your World will show you how to act on your beliefs, no matter what they are, and make a difference.
The information inside includes:
The basics of activism
Activism projects and outreach ideas
The 5-minute activist
How to be an activist at home, at school, and in your community
Stories from teenagers who have taken on the world -- and won
Resources including books, movies, and Web sites
and much, much more
Whether at home, in school, or in your community, you have the power and the ability to create change, even if you aren't old enough to vote. Don't wait until you're eighteen to flex your political muscles -- start right now!
  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
39
Section 4
70
Section 5
102
Section 6
133
Section 7
150
Section 8
166
Section 11
259
Section 12
295
Section 13
299
Section 14
308
Section 15
309
Section 16
310
Section 17
311
Section 18
312

Section 9
189
Section 10
230
Section 19
313
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About the author (2008)

Mikki Halpin wrote the essay "A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys" for "Bunnyhop, " and it quickly became an Internet classic, earning Mikki a special place in geekdom. She was editor in chief of the online magazine "Stim;" co-founded the classic 'zine "Ben Is Dead;" and has written for many publications, including "Wired, BookForum, Studio Mix, The Independent, " and "BUST." Currently she is a senior editor at "Oxygen, " a cross-media network for women. She lives in New York City.

Megan McAndrew is herself the daughter of expatriates. She grew up in France, Spain and Belgium before attending college in the United States. She worked in Warsaw, Poland, as a representative for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her teenage son.

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