You Can Change the World! (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
[Illustration: McHale, Kara]
b/w photos of teen contributors and black & white spot illustrations throughout
HxBxD: 216mm x 138mm x 25mm
Featuring uplifting interviews from real life teens, this book reveals 50 inspiring ways that young people can transform the world around them. Bestselling author Margaret Rooke asks teenagers about their experiences of being volunteers, social entrepreneurs, and political campaigners, online and beyond. We hear about. Dillon Eisman, 18, the creator of Sew Swag that takes damaged and donated apparel and upcycles them for the homeless population in California. Heraa Hashni, 19, who fights Islamophobia online. Lucy Gavaghan, the 14-year-old who walked into Tesco head office and persuaded them not to sell eggs from caged hens. Maya Ghazal, a refugee from Syria, now campaigning for refugees' rights, and studying to be an aviation engineer - out of gratitude to the aeroplane that brought her here. A girl from Malawi forced into marriage now campaigning against forced marriage. The boy who cleans plastic from beaches. Niamh, 16, Marine Cadet cover girl, who talks openly about her bisexuality at school. Amika George who fights 'Period Poverty'. Seven foot tall Jesse who embraces his stature. Young carer of the year Adam. A boy with Downs, bullied at school, who is now successful actor. This unforgettable book shows you how you can survive in a social media and celebrity obsessed world by refusing to conform to other people's expectations. It shows how you can find ways to achieve against the odds. And it features tips for actions you can take to create genuine social impact, and change within yourself.