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Wed, 01/17/2024 - 13:58

This piece is part of Rebel Well: a Starter Survival Guide to a Trumped America for Teens and Emerging Adults.


  • Halpin, Mikki; It’s Your WorldIf You Don’t Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers (Simon Pulse; 2004)
  • Herman, Edward S., Chomsky, Noam; Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (Pantheon; 2002)
  • Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne; An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (Beacon Press; 2015)
  • Charlton, James; Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment (University of California Press, 2000)
  • Kuklin, Susan, Ed.; Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out (Candlewick, 2014)
  • Jenkins, Henry, Shresthova, Sangita, Gamber-Thompson, Liana, Kligler-Vilenchik, Neta and Zimmerman, Arely;  By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism (NYU Press, 2016)
  • Constanza-Chock, Sasha; Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! (MIT Press, 2014)
  • Moraga, Cherríe and Anzaldúa, Gloria, This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color (State University of New York Press; 2015)
  • Solnit, Rebecca; Hope in the Dark (Haymarket Books, Updated Edition, 2016)

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