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Start Now! You Can Make a Difference

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Inspiring book cheers kids' efforts to make things better.

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This kid-friendly guide to becoming socially active is both inspirational and practical, offering tips on what you can do to make your community and the world a better place. Start Now! You Can Make a Difference speaks to kids at their level and avoids getting bogged down in statistics and policy discussions. Author Chelsea Clinton gives kids enough solid information for them to understand the issues and enough examples of kids taking action to leave readers feeling optimistic that they can help too. For example, she mentions a Missouri girl named Matti who organized a walk initially hoping to raise $100 to help build wells in Africa and Asia. Over the past five years, Matti has raised enough to build nine wells in seven countries.

Simple cartoon drawings break up the text and help make the issues understandable. And pictures of real kids who took action make the notion of getting involved relatable and add to the inspiring, can-do tone.

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