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We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Inspirational must-read about the power of nonviolence.

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For many readers, this chronicle of nonviolent protest will turn their view of history upside down, as it details history in which the seemingly weak and powerless are the victors. We Are Power never talks down to readers, even when explaining something as challenging as satyagraha (translated from Sanskrit as "truth force or soul force"), the term Gandhi used to describe his form of nonviolent resistance. Archival black and white photos (although very few in number) illustrate some of the pivotal moments in the book: the Silent Sentinels outside the White House, children being assaulted by fire hoses in Birmingham, a farm workers protest march, a massive crowd of strikers in Czechoslovakia, Gandhi illegally making salt, and Greta Thunberg marching for climate change.

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