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The Kid’s Guide to Social Action
How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose—and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action (Revised, Expanded, Updated Edition)
Barbara A. Lewis 
The Kid’s Guide to Social Action

The Kid’s Guide to Social Action is available exclusively as an eBook. View where you can purchase the eBook.  

Inspire kids to choose the social causes they care about and take action themselves. Compelling, empowering, and packed with information, The Kid’s Guide to Social Action is the ultimate guide for kids who want to make a difference in the world.

First published in 1991, this book has helped thousands of young people get involved, get noticed, and get results. It has won awards from Parenting Magazine (“Outstanding Children’s Book, Reading-Magic Awards”) and the American Library Association (“Best of the Best for Children”). And now it’s even better.

  • Step-by-step instructions show how to write letters, do interviews, make speeches, take surveys, raise funds, get media coverage, and more
  • Real stories about real kids who are doing great things let readers know they’re not too young to solve problems in their neighborhood, community, and nation
  • 25 reproducible forms make it easy to circulate petitions, initiate proclamations, and prepare news releases
  • Ideas for working with government, including tips for lobbying local, state, and federal lawmakers, and for using social action skills with the courts
  • Resources point the way toward government offices, groups, organizations, Web sites, and books.

Designed for kids to use on their own, this creative book is also ideal for schools, clubs, groups, troops, and youth organizations.

View where you can purchase the eBook.

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224 pages, illustrated, softcover, 8 1/2" x 11", Kids and teens, ISBN 978-1-57542-038-7

F&P: Grade 6/Ages 10 & up/Y
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  • Reading Magic Award —Parenting Magazine
  • "Best of the Best for Children" —American Library Association

“The liveliest practical civics book for young students in print.”
—Ralph Nader

“This book is the most thorough handbook for citizen action we’ve seen in a long time.” —National Audubon Society

“A tremendously useful, well-organized, and inspiring book.”
—Children’s Television Workshop

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Kids with Courage
Barbara A. Lewis 
Make a Splash!
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.Philippe Cousteau, and EarthEcho International 
Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change
Garth Sundem 
The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects
Barbara A. Lewis 
The Teen Guide to Global Action
Barbara A. Lewis 

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