Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters

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$15.99  $14.87
Simon Pulse/Beyond Words
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Laurie Ann Thompson is the coauthor of the Two Truths and a Lie series and author of several award-winning nonfiction books, including the teen how-to Be a Changemaker and Emmanuel's Dream, a picture book biography about Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, which was the recipient of the Schneider Family Book Award and was named an ALA Notable Children's Book and a CCBC Choice, among other accolades. She lives with her family outside Seattle, and you can visit her online at
"Teens looking to make a difference will find inspiration as well as real-world strategies for realizing their dreams of being the change they want to see in the world."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"This book is packed with practical advice and inspiration for anyone who has a yearning to build a better world."--David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World and columnist for the New York Times
"[Be a Changemaker] is a book that forces readers to not only think realistically but also to think big."-- "Booklist"
"Socially aware teens are not content to sit idly by and watch the world fail to solve problems. They want to be out there helping and reshaping the world. Savvy librarians will match this book with those teens and get them jumpstarted on their path."-- "VOYA"
"From discovering potential causes and passions to creating business plans, soliciting donations, and being aware of legal and financial pitfalls, Thompson offers thorough, encouraging advice for the next generation of activists.-- "Publishers Weekly"
"There's no time when we most want to change the world than in our youth years. Laurie Ann Thompson speaks clearly to young people who want to make a difference in their surroundings, doing their part to make the world a better place. Thompson explains that no matter how small a good idea may seem, it may be just a tiny seed for something that will grow and affect other people's lives in a positive way."--Ana Calabresi, Librarian