From the New York Times best-selling author of The Black Friend and a seasoned activist comes an indispensable guide to social and political progressivism for young people and anyone wanting to get more involved.
Every generation inherits the problems created by the ones before them, but no generation will inherit as many problems—as many crises—as the current generation of young people. From the devastations of climate change to the horrors of gun violence, from rampant transphobia to the widening wealth gap, from the lack of health care to the lack of housing, the challenges facing the next generation can feel insurmountable. But change, even revolution, is possible; you just have to know where to start. In Better Than We Found It, best-selling author Frederick Joseph and debut author Porsche Joseph make the case for addressing some of the biggest issues of our day. Featuring more than two dozen interviews with prominent activists, authors, actors, and politicians, this is the essential resource for those who want to make the world better than we found it.---from the publisher
272 pages 978-1536224528 Ages 12 and up
Keywords: social activists, human rights, social issues, social conditions, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, climate change, gun violence, health
Featuring interviews with: Mehcad Brooks Keah Brown Julián Castro Sonja Cherry-Paul Chelsea Clinton Charlotte Clymer Mari Copeny, aka Little Miss Flint Greg D’Amato Jesse Katz Amed Khan Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis Willy and Jo Lorenz Ben O’Keefe Brittany Packnett-Cunningham Anna Paquin Robert Reich Brandon T. Snider Nic Stone Anton Treuer Andrea Tulee David Villalpando Elizabeth Warren Shannon Watts Natalie Weaver Brandon Wolf