Friday, June 29, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Teen Tuesday - Books About Activism

The Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good

by Emma Gray (William Morrow Paperback, 27 February 2018).

Inside you’ll find: 
• A guide for how to choose good news sources and make sure you’re getting quality information.
• Practical instructions on how to get involved and stay involved, with examples from the author’s own experience organizing the successful “Watch Us Run” conference. 
• An exploration of female centric work spaces and instructions for how to create your own.  
• Advice for self-care and how to stay involved without exhausting yourself. 
• Extensive information including numbers to call, organizations to email and donate to, and scripts for reaching out to representatives and organizations. 

Whether you’re new to the front or an activism vet, there has never been a better time to jump into the fray.

The Revolution Handbook by Alice Skinner (Poppy paperback, 5 June 2018).  

Seen the news? Hate it? Don't know what to do next? Start a revolution with artist and activist Alice Skinner's smash-the-patriarchy guided journal-perfect for anyone who dreams of a better world, and wants to help make it a reality. 

With dozens of prompts that are both snarky and practical, the Revolution Handbook will get you to stop yelling helplessly at your news feed and start planning your resistance. Fill the interior pages to track the movements you admire and want to join. Plan your arguments on paper BEFORE you get tongue-tied at the dinner table. Log your scripts for calling representatives, make time for self-care, catalog the heroes you want to remember, and even sew Trump's mouth shut. 

Wake, Rise, Resist: The Progressive Teen's Guide to Fighting Tyrants and A*holes by Joanna Spathis (so's your face press paperback, 24 October 2017).  

Set up in three parts, the book is designed to guide teens—or any activist, really—into finding their political voice and is set up to help readers feel more empowered instantly. Wake, Rise, Resist has something to engage and empower every reader. Whatever your passion, whatever your personality, whatever your worry, whatever your age: this book has something for you.
Part I: Building Your Activist Toolkit sets all activists up for success, with actions to help extroverts, introverts, artists, techies, social media junkies, and more.
Part II: Activism Gets Real takes a long look at racism, sexism, and privilege and also offers a chapter with more than 15 passion projects to capture the imagination of any reader.
Part III: From Activist to Advocate offers advice on how to raise awareness, raise funds, and use self-care to keep yourself in the fight.

This Book Will (Help You) Change the World by Sue Turton (Wren & Rook paperback, 21 September 2017).  
Protest injustice. Campaign for change. Stand up for your future.
Political turmoil, shocks and upsets have rocked the world in the past few years, and it has never been more important to find your voice and stand up for what you believe in.
This book gives readers all the inspiration and empowerment they need to get out there, challenge the status quo and change the world themselves. Be it disrupting the system from within by joining political parties or inspiring change through protest, Turton shows young activists how their actions and words really can make a difference. With a toolkit demonstrating how to avoid fake news, triumph in debates and grab the spotlight for your campaign, this is the ultimate teen guide to changing the world.

Friday, June 22, 2018

How to Resist: A Book List

How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power by Matthew Bolton (Bloomsbury Publishing hardcover, 1 May 2018)

"This book is for people who are angry with the ways things are and want to do something about it; for people who are frustrated with the system, or worried about the direction the country is going. Maybe they've been on a march, posted their opinions on social media, or shouted angrily at something they've seen on the news but don't feel like it's making any difference. It is for people who want to make a change but they're not sure how." -- Matthew Bolton

Rules for Resistance: Advice from Around the Globe for the Age of Trump edited by David Cole and Melanie Wachtell Stinett (The New Press paperback, 23 May 2017).

Some of us have been here before. Many people living today in America and around the world have direct experience with countries where an autocrat has seized control. Others have seen charismatic, populist leaders come to power within democracies and dramatically change the rules of the road for the public, activists, and journalists alike.
Advice includes being on the watch for the prosecution of political opponents, the use of libel laws to attack critics, the gutting of non-partisan institutions, and the selective application of the law.A special section on the challenges for journalists reporting on and under a leader like Donald Trump addresses issues of free speech, the importance of press protections, and the critical role of investigative journalists in an increasingly closed society. 

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation edited by Maureen Johnson (Wednesday Books paperback, 15 May 2018). 

Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they're bound to inherit. They're ready to stand up and be heard - but with much to shout about, where they do they begin? What can I do? How can I help?

Friday, June 1, 2018

Funny Friday

Speed Bump                                      by Dave Coverly        
Originally published December 14, 2015

Friday, May 25, 2018

Funny Friday

         Rubes                                     by Leah Rubin

- originally published May 22, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Funny Friday

Calvin and Hobbes                                                                by Bill Watterson