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Social issues (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Social issues (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Social issues (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social issues (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Refugees

Refugees

Author: Brian Bilston Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Free Lunch

Free Lunch

Author: Rex Ogle Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle's first term at High School. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore second-hand clothes and were short of school supplies, and Ogle was on his school's free lunch programme. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Ogle's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger-that of a child for his parents' love and care. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted and authentically told with the voice and point of view of an eleven-year-old child, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller.

What If Everybody Thought That?

What If Everybody Thought That?

Author: Ellen Javernick Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

From Anger to Action Powerful Mindfulness Tools to Help Teens Harness Anger for Positive Change

From Anger to Action Powerful Mindfulness Tools to Help Teens Harness Anger for Positive Change

Author: Mitch R. Abblett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

It's okay to feel angry it's how you react to anger that really matters. This guide for teens offers a comprehensive mindfulness program to help you understand and channel your anger into healthy expressions of creativity, advocacy, and empowerment. Sometimes you just feel pissed off, and that's okay! Maybe you missed a deadline in school, flunked a test, didn't get invited to a party, or feel angry about something you saw on the news or online. We've all been there. It's impossible to go through life never feeling angry. But what if, instead of letting your anger take control, you were able to harness it in constructive ways? This book will show you how. With this guide, you'll find powerful mindfulness tools to help you listen to your anger, connect with your core values and goals, and make positive changes that will truly empower you. Instead of resorting to outbursts, you'll learn to channel the incredible energy of your anger into self-advocacy, social action and productivity. You'll also find stories from other teens just like you who've successfully redirected their anger into creating positivechange. If you're ready to change your relationship with anger and transform it into fuel for change and creative possibility, this book will guide you, every step of the way.

I'm a Global Citizen: Human Rights

I'm a Global Citizen: Human Rights

Author: Alice Harman Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores what human rights are, what happens when they are respected and when they are limited, for example losing your right to freedom if you commit a crime. The book looks at movements such as Black Lives Matter and at how we can all help to protect human rights through activation. The I'm a Global Citizen series explores the concept of 'Global Citizenship': recognising that the world we live in is unfair and unequal, but promoting individual and collective action to challenge and change this. Each book has information, fun activities, challenges, case studies and ideas for group and individual action presented with fun illustrations. The books promote the idea that we have power as individuals: each of us can change things, and each of us has choices about how we behave. They encourage children aged 8+ to counter ignorance and intolerance.

I'm a Global Citizen: Rules for Everyone

I'm a Global Citizen: Rules for Everyone

Author: Georgia Amson-Bradshaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores what rules are for, who makes the rules and how governments and power works in society. It helps children understand systems of democracy and how people have the ability to influence the rules of society. It features case studies on civil rights and activities to make campaign videos and organise a debate club. The consultant is Dr Synne Dyvik, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Sussex University. The I'm a Global Citizen series explores the concept of 'Global Citizenship': recognising that the world we live in is unfair and unequal, but promoting individual and collective action to challenge and change this. Each book has information, fun activities, challenges, case studies and ideas for group and individual action presented with fun illustrations. The books promote the idea that we have power as individuals: each of us can change things, and each of us has choices about how we behave. They encourage children aged 8+ to counter ignorance and intolerance.

Forced to Flee Refugee Children Drawing on their Experiences

Forced to Flee Refugee Children Drawing on their Experiences

Author: UNHCR Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Refugee children explain in their own words and pictures their thoughts, feelings and experiences about having to flee from their home countries. Produced in association with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and with a foreword from Cate Blanchett, Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, this highly emotive title focuses on three current refugee crises in Syria, South Sudan and Central America. Aimed at readers age 14+, the book gives background information about how each crisis came about, why families had to flee and what life is like for them now is given in a clear and easy-to-understand way. Children from refugee camps were asked to draw about their experiences of having to flee their home countries. The children's artwork is incredibly powerful and harrowing, and vividly highlights the impact that conflict, war and atrocities has on people's lives.

Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions

Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions

Author: Michael Rosen, Ms Annemarie Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

What does it mean for people to have to leave their homes, and what happens when they seek entry to another country? This book explores the history of refugees and migration around the world and the effects on people of never-ending war and conflict. It compares the effects on society of diversity and interculturalism with historical attempts to create a racially 'pure' culture. It takes an international perspective, and offers a range of views from people who have personal experience of migration, including the campaigners Meltem Avcil and Muzoon Almellehan, the comedian and actor Omid Djalili and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards, the book encourages readers to think for themselves about the issues involved. There is also a role-play activity asking readers to imagine themselves in the situation of having to decide whether to leave their homes and seek refuge in a new country. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include: What is Humanism? How do you live without a god? What is Feminism? Why do we need It? What is Gender? How does it Define us? What is Consent? Why is it Important? What is Right and Wrong? Who Decides? Where do Values come from? What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? What is Politics? Why Should we Care?

Reading for Action Engaging Youth in Social Justice through Young Adult Literature

Reading for Action Engaging Youth in Social Justice through Young Adult Literature

Author: Ashley S. Boyd, Janine J. Darragh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2019

This book illustrates how teachers can draw upon young adult literature to facilitate students' social action. Each chapter centers on one novel that represents a contemporary topic including police brutality, women's rights, ecojustice, and bullying. In each, authors provide pre-, during-, and after reading strategies for teaching that connect the social issues in the texts to students' lives and to the world around them. They then offer a multitude of avenues for student action, emphasizing the need to move readers from understanding and awareness to asserting their own agency and capacities to effect change in their local, national, and global communities. In addition to methods for scaffolding students' analysis of texts and topics, authors also offer a plethora of additional resources such as documentaries, canonical companions for study, connected music, and supplementary lesson plans.

Reading for Action Engaging Youth in Social Justice through Young Adult Literature

Reading for Action Engaging Youth in Social Justice through Young Adult Literature

Author: Ashley S. Boyd, Janine J. Darragh Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2019

This book illustrates how teachers can draw upon young adult literature to facilitate students' social action. Each chapter centers on one novel that represents a contemporary topic including police brutality, women's rights, ecojustice, and bullying. In each, authors provide pre-, during-, and after reading strategies for teaching that connect the social issues in the texts to students' lives and to the world around them. They then offer a multitude of avenues for student action, emphasizing the need to move readers from understanding and awareness to asserting their own agency and capacities to effect change in their local, national, and global communities. In addition to methods for scaffolding students' analysis of texts and topics, authors also offer a plethora of additional resources such as documentaries, canonical companions for study, connected music, and supplementary lesson plans.