Allies Real Talk About Showing Up Screwing Up and Trying Again

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allies real talk about showing up

This book is for everyone. Because we can all be allies.

As an ally, you use your power—no matter how big or small—to support others. You learn, and try, and mess up, and try harder. In this collection of true stories, 17 critically acclaimed and bestselling YA authors get real about being an ally, needing an ally, and showing up for friends and strangers.

From raw stories of racism and invisible disability to powerful moments of passing the mic, these authors share their truths. They invite you to think about your own experiences and choices and how to be a better ally.

There are no easy answers, but this book helps you ask better questions. Self-reflection prompts, resources, journaling ideas, and further reading suggestions help you find out what you can do. Because we’re all in this together. And we all need allies.

A portion of the proceeds from this book goes to supporting charities. ---from the publisher

240 pages                                                978-0744039917                                               Ages 12- 17

Keywords:  anthology, short stories, nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, supporting others, showing up for others, racism, disabilities, how to, empowerment, connection, helping others, respecting others, understanding others, finding your voice, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old

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