Activism Books to Inspire Teens

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock (With), Susan Buckley (With), PJ Loughran (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147512161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Speak - December 27th, 2016

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes--now in paperback will an all-new discussion guide.

Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance By Jason Reynolds, Samira Ahmed, L. D. Lewis, Ray Stoeve, Laura Silverman, Sofia Quintero, Keah Brown, Darcie Little Badger, Yamile Saied Méndez, Bethany C. Morrow, Bethany C. Morrow (Editor), Connie Sun (Illustrator), Richie Pope (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338343700
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2019

A young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance.

You might be the kind of person who stands up to online trolls.Or who marches to protest injustice.Perhaps you are #DisabledAndCute and dancing around your living room, alive and proud.Or perhaps you are the trans mentor that you wish you had when you were younger.Maybe you call out false allies, or stand up to

It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! By Chelsea Clinton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399545320
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Published: Puffin Books - April 4th, 2017

From the bestelling author of She Persisted! First daughter turned activist and mother Chelsea Clinton shows kids how they can make a difference in their world. Filled with charts, photos, and lots of input from real kids, this is sure to inspire young readers.

Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth By Angie Thomas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062983930
Availability: Backordered
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2020

Write fearlessly. Write what is true and real to you.

In this guided journal, #1 New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas shares advice and best practices for developing a true-to-you writing project. 

Includes step-by-step craft tips, writing prompts, and exercises for:

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box By Evette Dionne Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451481542
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle.

This Coretta Scott King Author Honor book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.

You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People By Elizabeth Rusch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358387428
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 31st, 2020


America is the greatest democracy in the world . . . isn't it?

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

This crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling exploration of racism—and antiracism—in America makes critical ideas accessible for teen readers, adapted from Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning.

This is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now.

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation By Maureen Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250168368
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 15th, 2018

"The Ultimate Resistance Guidebook." — Bustle

"This book will be a light in the darkness for some, and help guide them from despair."— Booklist

An all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA author Maureen Johnson.

Watch Us Rise By Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547603114
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 11th, 2020

"This stunning book is the story I've been waiting for my whole life; where girls rise up to claim their space with joy and power.” --Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Speak

Memes to Movements: How the World's Most Viral Media Is Changing Social Protest and Power By An Xiao Mina Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807056585
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Published: Beacon Press - January 8th, 2019

A global exploration of internet memes as agents of pop culture, politics, protest, and propaganda on- and offline, and how they will save or destroy us all.