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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/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://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, 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 - The best way to save the Earth is to pick just one issue you care about...and make a sustained, committed effort to work on it.+*[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?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?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 - This is Katie's true story of how she was manipulated over the Internet and molested and how she fought back by prosecuting under the Communications Decency Act. +*[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 - This book sheds new light on our relationships to the world we inhabit and offers a powerful template for personal action.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?seven+wonders+everyday+things '''''Seven Wonders : Everyday Things for a Healthier Planet'''''] by John C. Ryan
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?teen+power+politics '''''Teen Power Politics: Make Yourself Heard'''''] by Sara Jane Boyers - It's your time to step in and help yourselves - even before you can vote. +*Teen Power Politics: Make Yourself Heard by Sara Jane Boyers
== Fiction == == Fiction ==
*[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/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 - Sixteen-year-old Hope and her aunt go 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/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?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 - Roy joins the fight to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?hoot+hiaasen '''''Hoot'''''], by Carl Hiaasen
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?god+of+beer '''''God of Beer'''''], by Garret Keizer - High school students in Vermont form a non-violent protest group about alcohol.+*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 - 17-year-old Josh, who wants to make a difference in the world, secretly maintains a web site that ends up getting a lot of attention. The sequel, [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?vote+for+larry '''''Vote for Larry'''''], sees him come out of hiding in order to run for President and advocate for his beliefs.+*[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'''''].
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?green+thumb+thomas '''''Green Thumb'''''], by Rob Thomas - Grady does research in the Amazon rainforest, discovering a form of tree communication and raising environmental concerns.+*Green Thumb, by Rob Thomas
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lights+camera+amalee '''''Lights, Camera, Amalee'''''], by Dar Williams - 7th-grader Amalee makes a movie about saving endangered species.+*[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 - After watching a movie like [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?morgan+spurlock+dont+eat+this+book '''''Supersize Me'''''], Ian decides to take a stand against a fast-food multinational.+*[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. 12-year-old Margaret Rose Kane spearheads a campaign to preserve three unique towers her grand uncles have been building in their back yard for over forty years.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?outcasts+schuyler+place '''''Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place'''''], by E.L. Konigsburg.
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?saving+the+planet+and+Stuff '''''Saving the Planet and Stuff'''''], by Gail Gauthier - 16-year-old Michael goes to work for an environmentalist magazine in Vermont run by friends of his grandparents.+*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 - 16-year-old Florrie leads her friends and a new boyfriend in a campaign which supports small businesses and protests the effects of chain stores.+*[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/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 - Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.+*[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.
-*[http://www.50simplethings.com/ '''''50 Simple Things'''''] - to go along with the book mentioned above.+*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://youthnoise.org/ '''''YouthNoise.org'''''] - offers a variety of materials that show young activists how to: volunteer, raise money for a cause, and organize activist events.+
*[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://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. Past Venture Activist teams have prepared students to be responsible voters, helped students resolve problems without violence, and encouraged students to have high self-esteem.+*[http://youthventure.org/ '''''Youth Venture'''''] provides grants for teen activists
-*[http://www.vegetarianteen.com/actlinks.shtml '''''Veg Teen'''''] offers resources for those interested in vegetarianism and animal rights.+*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.''''']+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!
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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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