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You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Lively, left-leaning how-to for kid activism.

Book Caroline Paul Advice 2018
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Brimming with energy, this lively how-to will encourage kids to feel powerful enough to change the world and take them step by step through fighting the good fight. You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World will inspire a sense of activism and the confidence that comes from empowerment. Along the way, kids will find plenty of good humor and vivid illustrations that enhance their understanding and show diverse examples of the people and topics discussed.

Although it's true that the advice can apply to taking action on any side of any issue, author Caroline Paul's socially progressive bias is pretty easy to detect and may put more socially conservative readers off. Social media, press attention, and posting videos are all strongly encouraged without mentioning pitfalls or safety guidelines, so parents may want to make sure their kids understand their family's guidelines and expectations about using those tools. Being aware of safety concerns and talking to parents is encouraged when it comes to direct action like marching or staging walkouts.

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