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

Phillip Hoose; Foreword by Pete Seeger

Square Fish

0374336229

9780374336226

Trade Paperback

176 Pages

$17.99

CAD20.50

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A Christopher Award Winner
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Public Library "Book for the Teen Age"

This 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 September 11th, young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book is a compilation of young peoples' stories who have accomplished great things, and it also serves as a handbook for guiding young adults to action.

REVIEWS

Praise for It's Our World, Too!

"A clear-headed, good-hearted guide to help young people empower themselves."—Gloria Steinem
 
"[It's Our World, Too!] deserves shelf space in every classroom and library."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Two books in one: first, fourteen fascinating accounts of children working for human rights, the needy, the environment, or world peace . . . Second, a handbook for young activists, with practical suggestions for planning, organizing, publicizing, and raising funds for social action projects."—Kirkus Reviews

"An invaluable book . . . Reads with intensity and should convince young readers that they can make a difference in the attitudes and policies of their world."—Booklist

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It's our World, Too!
PART ONEYOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCETAKING A STANDI FOR ONE AM GRATEFUL FOR THE COURAGE OF YOUTH.-- ELEANOR ROOSEVELTNETO VILLAREAL AND ANDY PERCIFIELDIN HIS SMALL IDAHO SCHOOL, FOOTBALL MEANT EVERYTHING TO ERNEST ("NETO") VILLAREAL, SIXTEEN, THE TEAM'S STAR RUNNING BACK. AND YET WHEN HE HEARD FANS SCREAMING RACIAL INSULTS AT HIM AND HIS HISPANIC-AMERICAN TEAMMATES, HE WONDERED HOW HE COULD KEEP PLAYING FOR FANS WHO FELT THAT WAY. THE INSULTS ALSO BOTHERED ANDY PERCIFIELD, A WHITE STUDENT LEADER. WHEN NETO AND ANDY TEAMED UP, EACH USING HIS OWN SPECIAL POWER,
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Phillip Hoose; Foreword by Pete Seeger

  • Phillip Hoose is the author of We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History, which was a National Book Award Finalist and was selected an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book. He lives in Portland, Maine.
  • Phillip Hoose Copyright Shashana Hoose
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