For politically inclined young people, being under 18 in an election year can be incredibly frustrating. Luckily, there is no shortage of ways teens can get involved beyond the voting booth. These audiobooks help young listeners find causes they care about, inspire them to make steps towards change, and remind them that even if you canâ€™t vote, you still have the power to make your voice heard.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was inspired by her own great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother to be bold and brave—and to stand up and fight for what she believed in. But who inspired them? This audiobook traces the long chain of women who came before us and who spoke out for what’s right—specifically those women who fought for and ultimately won womenâ€™s right to vote. Gillibrand, who is Bold & Braveâ€™s narrator as well as author, profiles ten incredible leaders of this movement: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita IdĂˇr, Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Ida B. Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary Church Terrell.
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Khizr Khan grew up in Pakistan, with few of the fundamental rights that are enshrined in the US Constitution. He immigrated to America and became a citizen, raising his family to appreciate and honor all our nation has to offer. Khan, a Gold Star father and beloved Democratic National Convention speaker, is deeply passionate about the Constitution: the guarantees and protections it provides for each and every person and the beacon of light it shines throughout the world.
â€śListeners will immediately be drawn into the meaning of our Constitution as author Khizr Khan speaks about his personal experience of liberty in the United States.â€ť—Audiofile
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With useful information on problems both large and small, Chelsea Clinton breaks down concepts such as health, hunger, climate change, endangered species, and bullying so that young listeners can better understand the world around them. She also discusses ways in which kids can make a difference in their own lives, as well as in their communities and the world at large. This audiobook, narrated by Clinton herself, is the perfect introduction to productive action for young activists who want to make the world a better place.
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Listeners will be in awe of the epic story behind the womenâ€™s suffrage movement. For over 70 years, heroic women risked their lives for the cause knowing they likely wouldnâ€™t live to cast a vote. At a time when sexism was inherent in daily life, these women (and a few men) created a movement and fought for it passionately until a vote on the 19th amendment was finally called in 1920. It passed by only one vote. This under-explored history resonates now more than ever, and will remind listeners that ordinary citizens engaging in peaceful protest can affect lasting change in this country.
â€śAlthough the outcome of the struggle is never in doubt, Campbell’s pacing puts listeners on the edge of their seats. An engaging pick for budding activists of any stripe.â€ť—Audiofile
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Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive audiobook from The March for Our Lives founders. In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, this group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-led movements in global history. Giullian Gioiello and Sienna Jeffries narrate these stories from the fight to end gun-violence in all communities, as written by Parklandâ€™s student activists.
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