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Simple Acts

The Busy Teen’s Guide to Making a Difference


Available June 2022. Young people can make a difference in the world no matter how busy they are. Simple Acts shows them how, with easy and practical tips, activities, and resources that will inspire teens to add intentional acts of kindness and service to their everyday lives.

Simple Acts equips tweens and teens with the hands-on tools and know-how they need to make small but meaningful change, such as:
  • honoring happy occasions by giving back
  • raising money and awareness for the causes they care about
  • harnessing the power of social media to spread positive messages
A passionate advocate for family and youth service, Natalie Silverstein, MPH, wrote Simple Acts to inspire a more realistic approach to service for young people, a more organic way to make the world a better place: one simple act at a time.
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Available June 2022
Interest Level: Ages 13 & up
Illustrated: 1-color
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 144
Praise for Simple Acts

Simple Acts inspires the next generation of changemakers to find their passion for service and provides the tools they need to make a meaningful difference in the world, one small act at a time.”—Laura Benanti, Tony Award–winning actress, author, and activist

“Research tells us that not only does giving back help our communities, it also our helps our tweens and teens manage their stress and anxiety. This is the perfect road map for our adolescents to do good in order to do well.”—Vanessa Kroll Bennett and Dr. Cara Natterson, co-hosts of The Puberty Podcast
Simple Acts: The Busy Teen’s Guide to Making a Difference is a gift to any family who values raising a teen with kindness, generosity, and a sense of community. This book is not only inspirational, it also helps aspirations become a reality by including actionable ideas and practical resources to get started and sustain a life of giving and empathy.”—Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, author, Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process 

“Silverstein encourages and inspires teens to know that—even with their busy schedules—they still have time for simple acts of kindness and giving that make a positive difference. She makes it seem not only possible, but incredibly simple (as the title suggests!). Let’s get this book into the hands of teens everywhere, because it’s their turn to make a positive difference in the world.”—Audrey Monke, Camp Director, Speaker, Podcaster, Author of Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults

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