You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World

Category: Book
By (author): Paul, Caroline
Illustrated By: Tamaki, Lauren
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Recycling & Green Living
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: May 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 1.11in x 1.11in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Passionate about politics? Dedicated to saving the environment? Outspoken about animal rights? No matter the cause, kids can make a difference! This guide features change-maker tips as well as anecdotes of young activists around the globe and throughout history. The suggested activist tactics covered range from tweaking everyday habits--like the sisters who call themselves the Plastic Patrol and convinced their family to stop using grocery bags and straws--to stretching to achieve something extraordinary--like the teen who used food waste to invent a water purification system. Told in Caroline Paul's trademark breezy voice and including Lauren Tamaki's delightful spot illustrations and tons of DIY activities, this is the ultimate practical--and fun!--manual for kids looking to change the world.
Review Quote*

"For kids who are passionate about effecting change and for those who aren't aware of their potential impact, this book is a useful guide for brainstorming and inspiration." -Kirkus Reviews

"Paul encourages readers--girls, specifically--to pursue lives of excitement in a book that blends elements of memoir, guidebook, and journal." -Publishers Weekly

"A guide to changing the world might seem intimidating, but Paul breaks down activism . . . in an easily digestible way. . . . Every public library should purchase a copy to plant the seed or empower teens already active in speaking up for injustice." -School Library Journal

"The perfect book for young feminists, or really any woman who needs a dose of inspiration in her life . . . Viva laGutsy Girl!" -Buzzfeed

"Part high-energy how-to guide, part hilarious memoir, and part interactive adventure journal designed to help girls of all ages build confidence, pluck, and bravery by venturing outside." -Outside Magazine

"Delightful . . . There's a lot here that will thrill any girl--or boy--of any age." -The San Francisco Chronicle

"Caroline Paul's inspiring and sometimes astonishing stories of the adventures that she and other great women have undertaken, alongside Wendy MacNaughton's beautiful illustrations, makeThe Gutsy Girl the book of the year for daredevils, doers, and dreamers of all ages." -Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD

Biographical Note

Caroline Paul is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellingThe Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure as well as the adult titlesLost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology;East Wind, Rain; andFighting Fire. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Lauren Tamakihas illustrated articles for theNew York Times, Lena Dunham'sLenny Letters, and the Brooklyn edition of the Wildsam Field Guides.You Are Mighty is her first children's book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.