This book outlines school and public library programs, activities, and collaborative projects that will help students learn how to accomplish their goals in their communities. Highlighting the role of the librarian in fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the book explores controversial topics to qualify and expand best practices.
By incorporating the programs in the book, librarians can help students learn how to have reasoned arguments inside and outside of the classroom and to become responsible members of society. UN Sustainable Development Goals are addressed, making this book not only based in community but global in scope. Numerous examples of youth activism from volunteering to protest marches are explained and are broad enough to be applied not only to current trends but also to future causes.
- Analyzes librarians’ roles as mentors for youth
- Discusses contemporary issues grounded in enduring and predictive concepts
- Stresses arguing factual points and peaceful discourse
- Includes lesson planning resources
- Features literature connections suitable for read-alouds or Big Read programs