It's Our World, Too!: Young People Who Are Making a Difference [NOOK Book]

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This invaluable companion to the award-winning We Were There, Too! gives young readers the tools to bring about change. After the tragic and transforming events of the past year, young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book couldn't be more timely.

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It's Our World, Too!: Young People Who Are Making a Difference

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Overview



This invaluable companion to the award-winning We Were There, Too! gives young readers the tools to bring about change. After the tragic and transforming events of the past year, young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book couldn't be more timely.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466811782
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 9/25/2002
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,319,437
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Phillip Hoose is an award-winning author of books, essays, stories, songs and articles.  Although he first wrote for adults, he turned his attention to children and young adults in part to keep up with his own daughters. His book Claudette Colvin won a National Book Award and was dubbed a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009. He is also the author of Hey, Little Ant, co-authored by his daughter, Hannah, The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, and We Were There, Too!, a National Book Award finalist. He has received a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, a Christopher Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, among numerous honors. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, and grew up in the towns of South Bend, Angola, and Speedway, Indiana.  He was educated at Indiana University and the Yale School of Forestry.  He lives in Portland, Maine.

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Table of Contents



Preface
A History: Young Activists Who Went Before You

Part One
Young People Who Are Making a Difference

TAKING A STAND
Neto Villareal and Andy Percifield: A young football star and a student leader work together to stand up to racist fans.

Sarah Rosen: An Indiana sixth-grader fights sexism in her school.

Norvell Smith: A girl stands up to gangs in Chicago.

John DeMarco: A thirteen-year-old Philadelphian risks his own safety and happiness to report a neighborhood crime.

REACHING OUT TO OTHERS
Justin Lebo: A New Jersey boy rebuilds bikes and gives them away to kids without wheels.

Dwaina Brooks: A fifth-grader feeds the homeless people of Dallas, Texas.

Beni Seballos: A California teenager conquers her fear and learns to help elderly patients with serious diseases.

James Ale: After seeing his friend hit by a car, a nine-year-old Florida boy persuades city officials to build a park in a crowded neighborhood.

HEALING THE EARTH
Andrew Holleman: A twelve-year-old boy outhustles a developer to save a precious place.

Founders of the Children's Rain Forest: Gradeschoolers from Sweden start a multimillion-dollar fund drive to preserve rain forest land in Costa Rica.

Joel Rubin: A Maine teenager takes on a giant corporation to save dolphins.

CREATING A SAFER FUTURE
Arn Chorn: A Cambodian boy who was taken from his family and turned into a soldier uses the story of his life to build hope for children.

Linda Warsaw and Kids Against Crime: A California girl turns her nightmare into a national support group for young people.

The Children's Statue for Peace: Hundreds of New Mexico kids set out to build a statue for peace in the birthplace of the atom bomb.

Part Two
How They're Doing It: A Handbook for Young Activists

Section One: Why Get Involved?

Section Two: How to Get Started
Choose a Project You Really Care About
Find Others to Work With
Write a Vision Statement
Don't Let Adults Take Over
Research Before You Plunge
Develop Your Own Information
Create a Work Plan

Section Three: Ten Tools for Change
Write a Letter
Use a Petition to Build Support
Speak Out
Use the Media
Ask for Money and Other Support
Boycott
Lobby
Help Elect Whom You Want
Protest and Demonstrate
Negotiate

Section Four: Using the Tools Together

Section Five: Resources
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