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This inspirational resource allows students to see how their peers are changing the world. It provides context for understanding the conditions and challenges each of the 30 activists overcame in order to effect change and illustrates that the desire for positive change is worldwide, regardless of culture, borders, or ethnicity.
When Malala Yousafzai was 15 years old, she was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school for her defiance. She survived the attack and now speaks out for girls' rights to education. This is but one of the inspiring stories of real-world youth activism around the globe in 30 Activists under 30 Who Are Changing the World. The book includes stories of activists in nations such as Canada, Chile, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Pakistan, Uganda, and the United States—inspiring proof that young people can make a difference not only locally, but worldwide.
The activists' stories are arranged thematically according to their area of service—for example, education, environment, GLBT, health, politics, and poverty. Each activist section begins with a quick-reference overview: Who (name, age, and photograph), When (birthdate), What (the cause championed and the service performed), Where (illustrated with a map), and Context (information about the country relevant to the activist's work). Each overview is followed by a more detailed biography of the individual that includes their background, their motivations, what actions they took to make a difference, and where they are today.
- Provides a resource for students and general readers seeking to make a difference to research service opportunities via biographies of youth activists
- Represents a valuable resource for schools to support their teacher's service learning curriculums
- Covers examples of inspiring youth leadership that document how young people have campaigned for global awareness, girls' education, famine relief in East Africa, and ending the ivory trade/protecting elephants, among many others