Teen Activists

Public Profiles

Students have protested high school dress codes and their obligation to recite anthems and pledges. Teen activists such as Jamie Margolin, the founder of Zero Hour, and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez have made their voices heard on climate change. Teens have rallied around transgender students Lila Perry and Gavin Grimm for the right to use their preferred restrooms. After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people, the nation met a new group of teen activists, including Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg. It was hardly the first school shooting the nation had seen; for students, it was the last straw. Rallying for stricter gun laws, high school students must now balance their journey through adolescence with the weight of political activism. Readers will engage with this timely collection, complete with media literacy terms and questions.

Library Bound Book List: $54.26 / S&L: $40.70
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Reading Level: 9

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-6428-2254-0
Author : The New York Times Editorial Staff
Copyright : 2020
Language : English
Pages : 224
Trim : 6" x 9"
Dewey : 320.40835--dc23
Black-and-White Photographs • Detailed Table of Contents • Glossary • Index • Media Literacy Terms • Media Literacy Questions • MLA Citations