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Teens as Change Agents

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Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

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Episode 55 – Teens as Change Agents

Books featuring teens as change agents call attention to young people who are lobbying for change in their schools, communities, and the larger world. Tune in to hear about teens who work for change by participating in political campaigns, defying social hierarchies, and even going to war.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Books featured in this episode:

  • Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge (Viking, 2009)
  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (Melanie Kroupa Books, 2009)
  • Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (Putnam, 2000)
  • The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian (Henry Holt, 2001)
  • Destroy All Cars by Blake Nelson (Scholastic, 2009)
  • Deadline by Chris Crutcher (Greenwillow, 2007)
  • On the Fringe edited by Don Gallo (Dial, 2001)
  • What Happened to Lani Garver? by Carol Plum-Ucci (Harcourt, 2002)
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden (Houghton Mifflin, 1995)


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