To celebrate the United Nations’ International Youth Day, I wrote a guest blog for the Beyond Words blog explaining why I wrote Be a Changemaker specifically for young readers. Here’s an excerpt:
We know that young people have always been at the forefront of societal change. Adolescence is a time when people begin to question and critique the morals and standards of the society in which they are living. Teens and young adults start to appreciate the complexities of social problems and the tradeoffs that come with various solutions to those problems. In addition, young people are known for creating, adopting, and circulating the culture of their times, be it the peaceniks of the 60s or the hip-hop movement of today.
Modern youth, however, are more empowered than ever to shape the world as they see fit…
To read the whole thing, click here.