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Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists From the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow

by Dawson Barrett Author

Teenage Rebels provides a glimpse into the laws, policies, and political struggles that have shaped the lives of American high school students over the last one hundred years. Through dozens of case studies, Dawson Barrett recounts the strikes, marches, and picket lines of teens all over the U.S. as they demand better textbooks, start recycling programs, and protest the censorship of student newspapers. With historically-influenced artwork and accessible writing, this book is for anyone who has ever challenged the rules and wished for a better world.

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Comments & Reviews


“If the reader is looking for an amazing depository of events throughout the years throughout the years in the United States, this is the book to get the facts and background of these historical episodes. Most citizens are aware of the incidents of injustice throughout the years, but there is nothing like the impact of a dynamic collection of these events!”


“Informative and inspiring, this collection of 72 stories from American history demonstrates the impact that teenagers have been able to make when they believe in a cause.”


“At a moment when it’s more important than ever to make student activism common sense, Teenage Rebels is timely.”


“Armed with this book as an introduction, any high schooler could begin to imagine a school where they could stand up and fight for themselves.”


"By highlighting the ways students have pushed for equality and fairness in their communities and class-rooms, the book frames protesting teenagers as activists on the verge of bringing their passion for justice to the world at large."


The perfect pocket-sized tome of inspiration for any youngster who has ever asked, "But I'm only in high school, what can I do?" This yearbook of high school activists will show them just what high schoolers can do when they put their mind to it.