It's Your World--If You Don't Like It, Change It by Mikki Halpin
Activism for Teenagers

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You can change the world.
Free Speech. Racism. The Environment. Gay Rights. Bullying and School Safety. Animal Welfare. War. Information about Safe Sex and Birth Control. Free Speech. HIV and AIDS. Women's Rights.
These are the issues you care about -- and now you can do something about them. It's Your World will show you how to act on your beliefs, no matter what they are, and make a difference.
The information inside includes:
• The basics of activism
• Activism projects and outreach ideas
• The 5-minute activist
• How to be an activist at home, at school, and in your community
• Stories from teenagers who have taken on the world -- and won
• Resources including books, movies, and Web sites
• and much, much more
Whether at home, in school, or in your community, you have the power and the ability to create change, even if you aren't old enough to vote. Don't wait until you're eighteen to flex your political muscles -- start right now!
 

About Mikki Halpin

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Megan McAndrew is herself the daughter of expatriates. She grew up in France, Spain and Belgium before attending college in the United States. She worked in Warsaw, Poland, as a representative for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her teenage son. Mikki Halpin wrote the essay "A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys" for "Bunnyhop, " and it quickly became an Internet classic, earning Mikki a special place in geekdom. She was editor in chief of the online magazine "Stim;" co-founded the classic 'zine "Ben Is Dead;" and has written for many publications, including "Wired, BookForum, Studio Mix, The Independent, " and "BUST." Currently she is a senior editor at "Oxygen, " a cross-media network for women. She lives in New York City.
 
Published June 24, 2008 by Simon Pulse. 304 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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With advice and real-world examples, It's Your World-If You Don't Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers by Mikki Halpin is aimed at teens trying to combat intolerance and injustice in such areas as animal rights, racism, environmental issues and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, an...

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