The Power of Youth in Our Politics
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Providing concrete steps to jumpstart engagement with politics and inspire a deep appreciation of democracy, this practical guide tells the story of Generation Citizen, an organization dedicated to empowering youth through revitalizing civics education across America.
The author relates his own political awakening and founding of the organization, then offers interviews with students and examples of times when young people have enacted great political change, from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter to the Parkland students’ stand against gun violence. Throughout, he focuses on the positive power of politics and the role youths can take—and have taken—to alter the status quo.
9 and up