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== Non-fiction == == Non-fiction ==
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/X?start+something+woods '''''Start Something: You Can Make a Difference'''''], by Earl & Tiger Woods. +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?start+something+woods '''''Start Something: You Can Make a Difference'''''], by Earl & Tiger Woods.
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?you+can+change+your+world '''''You Can Change Your World: Creative Ways to Volunteer and Make a Difference'''''], by Sondra Clark, who is a 12-year-old chef who gets her peers involved.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?you+can+change+your+world '''''You Can Change Your World: Creative Ways to Volunteer and Make a Difference'''''], by Sondra Clark
- +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?50+simple+things+you+can+do+to+save+the+earth '''''50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth'''''], by The Earth Works Group
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fight+for+peace '''''Fight for Peace: The Story of Anti-War Movements in America'''''], by Ted Gottfried - Check out the efforts of Americans throughout history to take a stand for peace both at home and globally.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?its+your+world+if+you '''''It's Your World--If You Don't Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers'''''], by Mikki Halpin - A handbook to help YOU be the change you want in the world.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?katie.com '''''Katie.com: my story'''''] by Katherine Tarbox
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?seven+wonders+everyday+things '''''Seven Wonders : Everyday Things for a Healthier Planet'''''] by John C. Ryan
 +*Teen Power Politics: Make Yourself Heard by Sara Jane Boyers
== Fiction == == Fiction ==
-*[http://166.61.234.92/search/t?hope+was+here '''''Hope Was Here'''''], by Joan Bauer - Sixteen-year-old Hope and her aunt to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work in the Welcome Stairways diner, and they become involved with a campaign to fight local corruption involving the town's mayor.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?hero+type+lyga '''''Hero Type'''''], by Barry Lyga - Kevin doesn't believe he's really a hero after he stops the abduction of a girl in his school - but that was just the catalyst in what becomes a fight for freedom of speech and expression.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hope+was+here '''''Hope Was Here'''''], by Joan Bauer
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?flush+hiaasen '''''Flush'''''], by Carl Hiaasen - Noah and his younger sister need to prove a casino-boat owner is polluting the waters, in order to save their dad (who gets into some pretty interesting activism of his own).
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?hoot+hiaasen '''''Hoot'''''], by Carl Hiaasen
 +*God of Beer, by Garret Keizer - High school students in Vermont form a non-violent protest group about alcohol.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?gospel+according+to+larry '''''The Gospel According to Larry'''''], by Janet Tashjian - Also try the sequel, [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?vote+for+larry '''''Vote for Larry'''''].
 +*Green Thumb, by Rob Thomas
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lights+camera+amalee '''''Lights, Camera, Amalee'''''], by Dar Williams
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?stuffed+eric+walters '''''Stuffed'''''], by Eric Walters
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?outcasts+schuyler+place '''''Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place'''''], by E.L. Konigsburg.
 +*Saving the Planet and Stuff, by Gail Gauthier
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?going+going+naomi+shihab+nye '''''Going, Going'''''], by Naomi Shihab Nye
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?kayla+chronicles '''''The Kayla Chronicles'''''], by Sherri Winston - Kayla combines her love of dancing, journalism, and activism - her goal? Positive roles for girls.
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?misfits+howe '''''The Misfits'''''], by James Howe
== Websites == == Websites ==
-[http://dosomething.org '''''DoSomething.org'''''] - inspiring teens to change the world, and giving them ways to do it.+*[http://dosomething.org '''''DoSomething.org'''''] - inspiring teens to change the world, and giving them ways to do it.
 +*YouthNoise.org - offers a variety of materials that show young activists how to: volunteer, raise money for a cause, and organize activist events. [No longer active.]
 +*[http://www.idealist.org/kt/index.html '''''Idealist.org'''''] offers a section just for teen activists. Teenagers can learn about causes and read inspirational stories of students that have made a difference.
 +*[http://youthventure.org/ '''''Youth Venture'''''] provides grants for teen activists
 +*Veg Teen - offers resources for those interested in vegetarianism and animal rights. [No longer active.]
 + 
 +This list was inspired by and based on [http://www.boulderteens.org/lists.cfm?IDBookList=31&type=one '''''the list created by Boulder Library.'''''] - Oh no, that list moved!
-This list was inspired by and based on [http://www.boulderteens.org/lists.cfm?IDBookList=31&type=one '''''the list created by Boulder Library.''''']+[[Category:Themes]]

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Article in Themes category.

Non-fiction

Fiction

  • Hero Type, by Barry Lyga - Kevin doesn't believe he's really a hero after he stops the abduction of a girl in his school - but that was just the catalyst in what becomes a fight for freedom of speech and expression.
  • Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer
  • Flush, by Carl Hiaasen - Noah and his younger sister need to prove a casino-boat owner is polluting the waters, in order to save their dad (who gets into some pretty interesting activism of his own).
  • Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen
  • God of Beer, by Garret Keizer - High school students in Vermont form a non-violent protest group about alcohol.
  • The Gospel According to Larry, by Janet Tashjian - Also try the sequel, Vote for Larry.
  • Green Thumb, by Rob Thomas
  • Lights, Camera, Amalee, by Dar Williams
  • Stuffed, by Eric Walters
  • Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, by E.L. Konigsburg.
  • Saving the Planet and Stuff, by Gail Gauthier
  • Going, Going, by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • The Kayla Chronicles, by Sherri Winston - Kayla combines her love of dancing, journalism, and activism - her goal? Positive roles for girls.
  • The Misfits, by James Howe


Websites

  • DoSomething.org - inspiring teens to change the world, and giving them ways to do it.
  • YouthNoise.org - offers a variety of materials that show young activists how to: volunteer, raise money for a cause, and organize activist events. [No longer active.]
  • Idealist.org offers a section just for teen activists. Teenagers can learn about causes and read inspirational stories of students that have made a difference.
  • Youth Venture provides grants for teen activists
  • Veg Teen - offers resources for those interested in vegetarianism and animal rights. [No longer active.]


This list was inspired by and based on the list created by Boulder Library. - Oh no, that list moved!

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