Friday Fast Picks: Teens in Protest

We Are Power: How Non-Violent Activism Changes the World by Todd Hasak-Lowy
A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change Movement.

Into the Streets by Marke Biescke
This lively book guides readers through the art and history of significant protests, sit-ins, and collective acts of resistance throughout US history. Photos, artwork, signs, and other visual elements highlight the history of social action, from American Indian resistance to colonists through Black Lives Matter and Women’s Marches.

This guide provides an in-depth guide to social activism, including tips on picking a cause, planning a protest, and promoting awareness on social media.

This book explores the complexities of gun violence in America by explaining the myths, facts, causes, and obstacles surrounding the issue, and provides resources for students to get involved in gun safety activism.

This nonfiction book for teens examines the ongoing fight for abortion rights and reproductive justice.

Kuklin shares the intimate, eye-opening stories of nine undocumented young adults living in America, who face an uncertain future.

A book offering guidance regarding the right to and practice of protest and public assembly.

In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance.