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We are power : how nonviolent activism changes the world / Todd Hasak-Lowy.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419741111
  • ISBN: 141974111X
  • Physical Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves? Through key international movements-from the freedom of India from British rule to American labor unions and civil rights to actions taken by high school and college students around the world-this book discusses the components of nonviolent resistance. It answers the question "Why nonviolence?" by showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* It is said that history is written by the winners, but as Hasak-Lowy shows in this eminently readable book, the winners aren't whom one might expect. Beginning with a crisp discussion of what nonviolent activism is (and isn't), he goes on to explain how this crucial way to fight back works. The following chapters include profiles of nonviolence leaders and their movements, starting with Gandhi, who served as the modern inspiration for nonviolence as a way of making social change. Hasak-Lowy then looks closely at Alice Paul and women's suffrage, Martin Luther King Jr.'s shaping of the civil rights movement, Cesar Chavez taking up the cause of farm workers' rights, Vaclav Havel's Velvet Revolution, and the very current climate change movement of Greta Thunberg. These examinations are not simply overviews; Hasak-Lowy's writing gives life to both the people and issues involved, taking time to explain historical backgrounds and the ways the lessons from one movement affected future ones. Although more photographs might have boosted appeal, the good-size print gives the book a welcome, open feel. The book concludes with short looks at other important nonviolence movements around the world. A thoughtful and inspiring book. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* It is said that history is written by the winners, but as Hasak-Lowy shows in this eminently readable book, the winners aren't whom one might expect. Beginning with a crisp discussion of what nonviolent activism is (and isn't), he goes on to explain how this crucial way to fight back works. The following chapters include profiles of nonviolence leaders and their movements, starting with Gandhi, who served as the modern inspiration for nonviolence as a way of making social change. Hasak-Lowy then looks closely at Alice Paul and women's suffrage, Martin Luther King Jr.'s shaping of the civil rights movement, Cesar Chavez taking up the cause of farm workers' rights, Vaclav Havel's Velvet Revolution, and the very current climate change movement of Greta Thunberg. These examinations are not simply overviews; Hasak-Lowy's writing gives life to both the people and issues involved, taking time to explain historical backgrounds and the ways the lessons from one movement affected future ones. Although more photographs might have boosted appeal, the good-size print gives the book a welcome, open feel. The book concludes with short looks at other important nonviolence movements around the world. A thoughtful and inspiring book. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Todd Hasak-Lowy is the author of several books for young readers. He is a professor of creative writing and literature at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hasak-Lowy lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his wife and two daughters. Visit toddhasaklowy.com.
 

Subject: Nonviolence > History > Juvenile literature.
Protest movements > History > Juvenile literature.
Political participation > History > Juvenile literature.
Social change > History > Juvenile literature.

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