We asked editors and agents to take the pulse of some of the latest trends in teen fiction and nonfiction. Teenage girls are really powerful, but they are not always given the tools they need to direct their power. I pitched it to my agent, and two weeks later, it went to auction and sold to Penguin. Building the Perfect Handbook. Thornburgh began her project by searching already published titles for the kind of handbook she envisioned.
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25 Necessary Books About The Power Of Protest, Because The Fight Has Just Begun
Make Your Own List. Interview by Zoe Greaves. Are you a teenager who is furious about the way the world seems to be going? Do you feel powerless and overwhelmed? Dear Rachel Maddow is her debut.
14 Activist Books That Will Help You Fight Back
Young people across the world are refusing to be ignored and downtrodden: a generation determined to build something better, something bolder, something new. Whereas the language of those who look to ignore us is governed by self-interest, we see the value and potential of humanity in all its forms. These inspiring activists, and countless others, are laying the foundations for a better world. Maybe you are one of them too.
I grew up petrified of acid rain. The name itself was terrifying, and it haunted my waking hours. Would wild animals survive it? My parents were not activists, but they were good citizens, recycling tin foil and eschewing gill-net tuna; when I decided to write a letter to President Nixon and ask him for answers, they gamely provided the White House address. But the letter that came back offered no solutions, threw out some platitudes about the importance of concerned children, and signed off with a signature that even my nine-year-old brain realized immediately was a stamp.