May 07, 2018

#BookReview: How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation by Maureen Johnson @WednesdayBooks

About the Book:

An all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA author Maureen Johnson.

Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they're bound to inherit. They're ready to stand up and be heard - but with much to shout about, where they do they begin? What can I do? How can I help? 

How I Resist is the response, and a way to start the conversation. To show readers that they are not helpless, and that anyone can be the change. A collection of essays, songs, illustrations, and interviews about activism and hope, How I Resist features an all-star group of contributors, including, John Paul Brammer, Libba Bray, Lauren Duca, Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, Alex Gino, Hebh Jamal, Malinda Lo, Dylan Marron, Hamilton star Javier Muñoz, Rosie O'Donnell, Junauda Petrus, Jodi Picoult, Jason Reynolds, Karuna Riazi, Maya Rupert, Dana Schwartz, Dan Sinker, Ali Stroker, Jonny Sun (aka @jonnysun), Sabaa Tahir, Daniel Watts, Jennifer Weiner, Jacqueline Woodson, and more, all edited and compiled by New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson.

In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance. 

How I Resist is the kind of book people will be discussing for years to come and a staple on bookshelves for generations.


This title will be released on May 15, 2018.
Reviewed By: Endy
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Recommended Age: Young Adult, New Adult, Adult 
Genre: Non Fiction 
How I Acquired this book: Publisher 
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Author:
Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen YA novels, including 13 Little Blue EnvelopesThe Name of the Star, and Truly Devious. She is also the co-host of Says Who, a political podcast about the aftermath of the 2016 election. She lives in New York City.


Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Although this was for the young adult crowd I think that adults would also gain knowlege from these short stories as well. I am 13 (almost 14) and I loved it. I think that I would love to have an extra copy of this to give to my class before I go into high school. 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: This book had a great combo of songs, poems, essays, and more and although it is made for teens my mom also loved it as well. In our world where teens are shooting up schools and eating Tide Pods its time to make America Smart Again.  This book really gives young readers great ideas to have hope and to be better than the previous generation. It gives teens the empowerment to speak out! Just becuase you are young doesn't mean that you are stupid or that your thoughts don't matter becuase they do.  Be active in the world you live in! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Speak Your Mind! 
 









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