I'm Gonna ACTivism UP!

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

I'm Gonna ACTivism UP!

Being Bold, Courageous and Powerful

It's your world--if you don't like it, change it: activism for teenagers by Mikki Halpin is a captivating and encouraging look into the present and future potential that young people across the world have harnessed with their voices and activism.  Halpin reveals to the reader that your time is now. If you want to change the world, DO IT!

Basics of activism, projects and outreach opportunities, resources and testimonials from teenagers who have taken up a cause and demanded that their concerns be addressed make this a bold and courageous read.
Who’s ready to change the world? No minimum age required.

After the rebellion: black youth, social movement activism, and the post-civil rights generation by Sekou M. Franklin focuses on the historical and political analysis of youth activism in the last 40 years specifically addressing popular mobilization among the generations of activists: black students, youth and, young adults. These young people came of age after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 
This powerful look into the lives of young people who stood and stand for causes bigger than themselves, allows readers to think about how the demobilization of the civil rights and black power movements contributed to, what some might describe as a militant muteness by young and seasoned persons.   
An insightful and empowering read that is certainly a conversation starter.