You can change the world

 

 

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**Joint Gold Winner of the Moonbeam Multicultural Non-Fiction Award 2019**

This inspirational book tells the stories of more than 50 of today’s teenagers who’ve dared to change the world they live in. It’s been written to show other teens they can do the same. Bestselling author Margaret Rooke asks teens about their experiences of being volunteers, social entrepreneurs and campaigners, online and beyond. They explain how they have survived in a world often obsessed by celebrity, social media and appearance, by refusing to conform to other’s expectations.

If you want to achieve against the odds and create genuine impact, this book may be the encouragement you need. The interviews cover race, sexuality, violence, grief, neurodiversity, bullying and other issues central to life today.

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Being a teacher, I love books that inspire young people to go out there and live a life that’s meaningful and will have a positive impact on the world.

 

For them to do that, they need role models who have made the most of their time on earth to fulfil their dreams and those who have risen beyond their circumstances to make their dreams come true.

I loved the title Everyday Teen Heroes Making A Difference Everywhere – In my school that’s exactly what I try to do. I run the MAD Group. This stands for Make A Difference and even though our acts are perhaps not as impactful as some of these, I think that this book would make a fabulous end of term prize for some of the inspiring young people that I work with, encouraging them to dream big and aspire to be the change they want to see in the world.

 

Is like to thank Anne Cater for inviting me on the blog tour and once again sending me a book I never knew I needed until I read it. In a pretty depressing time in British history, this book reminds us all of the good that there is in the world, particularly in the young people, who after all are our future.

Am reading this in beautiful Venice on our anniversary trip and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being reminded of the powerful impact of positivity and concentrating on what can be achieved. An inspirational and heartwarming read that would make a fabulous Christmas present for both young and old.

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