How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation

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

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Title:How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation
Author:Maureen Johnson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250168368
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation Reviews

  • Beth
    Jan 29, 2018
    "Libraries: serving the resistance since forever." You SAID it, Libba Bray!! #MakeAmericaSmartAgain So this is a neat book targeted towards teenagers (but entertaining and inspiring for all of us) with essays, poems, songs and more creative work from all kinds of people, explaining ...
  • Martha Schwalbe
    Apr 07, 2018
    I liked the pieces by the authors and personalities I know the best from their work. I enjoyed Libby Bray's piece the most! Reading this book has made me think again about activism, a different time, a different place, yet it goes on. Fear really seems to be what guides the status quo...
  • Kelly Hager
    May 21, 2018
    It is so easy to lose hope and feel overwhelmed. Things are scary and it seems like a lot of people are either ignoring it or actively celebrating it. And it can be hard to keep resisting when it seems like it's not doing very much good. You no sooner get your elected officials to...
  • Alicia
    Mar 04, 2018
    I might be in overload at this point with the amount of short story or compilations I've read recently, but if I try to remain as objective as possible it was a perfect mix of voices to talk about how they resist, hope, dream, stay sane in an unstable world-- they touch on technology a...
  • Scott Neigh
    Jun 18, 2018
    Short, simple pieces by a collection of writers, artists, cultural producers, and activists written for youth who are feeling the horror of living in a Trumpian world and trying to figure out what it means to resist. A mixed bag. Some useful pieces ? my favourite, I think, was by Pal...
  • Heather
    Feb 17, 2018
    **I received this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.** Even though this book was geared toward Young Adult readers, I learned a lot from it. And it was entertaining. The essays and interviews were extremely relatable. And I highly recommend it for readers and resister...
  • Deanna
    Apr 02, 2018
    I received an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I watched this book become a thing on Twitter. I don?t know if you remember because honestly, I blocked it out, but 2016/17 was a dumpster fire. After then election Maureen Johnson put out a call to ac...
  • Basma
    Mar 16, 2018
    This book is a collection of mini essays by diverse voices of what resistance means to each one of them. The essays are about a lot of different topics but there is a big focus on what resistance means in the age of Trump (quite understandable), how can a young person voice their opini...
  • Bethany
    Apr 02, 2018
    I like what this book is trying to do and it has some fantastic content, but unfortunately it fell a bit short of what I was hoping for. How I Resist is a collection of essays and other content (songs, poems, illustrations, interviews etc.) from a variety of authors, activists, celebri...
  • gem
    Feb 15, 2018
    This is the kind of book that needs to be given out in schools, stocked in all libraries and e-copies readily available at a good price for those who read online. The essays in this collection are inspiring, evocative and act as s call to arms for anyone who picks it up. I found ...
  • Bianca Smith
    Apr 08, 2018
    This review was originally published on Mass Consternation. I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. If you've read my other reviews, you'll know that if it's bad, I'll say so, regardless of how I received the book. I chatted with my neighbo...
  • Sarah A
    Mar 14, 2018
    How I Resist is a YA anthology and it is AMAZING. It has a vast list of diverse contributors, including authors like Malinda Lo and Sabaa Tahir, actors such as Javier Munoz and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (and his husband) and many others, including activists and journalists. It has essays, p...
  • Brett
    Jun 06, 2018
    Perfect for my 9th graders to read ...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Jun 21, 2018
    What a wonderful collection of stories and tips. It?s so motivational and weirdly optimistic in a way. It makes you feel powerful, showing you all the ways to help, to change things. It assure you that you?re not alone. It is an experience I recommend, certainly not just for teens!...
  • Erikka
    Feb 04, 2018
    This is going to be a ready recommendation for my students. I can't think of a single one of my kids who wouldn't love this. Jason Reynolds made a strong case for how difficult it is to be hopeless when you work with kids and teens because they don't understand our generation's hatred ...
  • USOM
    Apr 01, 2018
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) Lately I have been feeling so drained. So tired of fighting. So tired of explaining and late night poster making. I know more than ever, that it's what we need to ...
  • Carol
    Mar 24, 2018
    While I know many adults feel or felt hopeless after Tr*mp was elected, I can't imagine how teens too young to vote might feel. This book, compiled/narrated by Maureen Johnson and Tim Federle, bring together a diverse and dynamic group of voices that come from all angles: the literary ...
  • Shelly
    Apr 11, 2018
    A lot of strong contributors in this one. How I Resist had a mix of interviews, personal essays, poems, and even a song, which I think worked well together. The placement of the pieces in the anthology felt very purposeful and I think that it paid off. Johnson definitely did a grea...
  • Hristina
    Apr 30, 2018
    How I Resist is a collection of essays designed to inspire the youth to speak up on the issues they're passionate about. The diversity of the essayists shined through the abundance of subjects that the essays were on. Each of them had a different and refreshing writing style, and the s...
  • Erin
    Mar 30, 2018
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. 3.75 stars A series of essays, poems, comics, in depth interviews and even a song aim to encourage a continuation of resistance in today's(chiefly the U.S.) political climate. Many big name writers, act...
  • Shawnta Dodson
    Feb 25, 2018
    I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof copy in a GR Giveaway. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the finished copy. I loved getting to see so may different perspectives on resisting. It gave me hope. ...
  • Selene Matheson
    Aug 04, 2018
    BookTube-A-Thon July 30, 2018 - August 5, 2018 Challenge #7 - Read 7 books At the age of 19 I made a goal for myself to read 1,000 books before my 30th birthday. Now at the age of 27 this will be the book that gets me to that goal! ?Resistance isn?t a set of steps - it is ...
  • Natalie VanDusen
    Mar 01, 2018
    So much of this resonated with me, and inspired me. I want to hunt down the finished version to see the comics and music not included. I received this book as an ARC in a Goodreads giveaway. ...
  • Anna
    Aug 13, 2018
    Very promising idea for an anthology, but the execution is poor. It's a shame, because there are some genuinely excellent writings in this collection . . . but there's also a lot that misses the mark. I'm scratching my head looking at the list of contributors. I get that there are a lo...
  • Cassy Lee
    Jun 22, 2018
    I needed that. To get fired up again, to refuel in order to resist. And to laugh out loud. Libba Bray?s essay actually made me snort. Yep, I needed that. As with any anthology, not every piece is strong, but it was a good reminder to keep doing what we can. Including reading. Rea...
  • Hailey Schraeder
    Feb 16, 2018
    ARC Review: How I Resist An Anthology edited by Maureen Johnson and Tim Federle Release date: May 1, 2018 Regardless of whether you are an American citizen, you're going to want to get your hands on a copy of How I Resist. This incredibly important anthology includes stories, i...
  • Elke (BEroyal)
    Mar 01, 2018
    This was great! I don't necessarily agree with everything everyone said or has written or created before, but this is an impressive collection of hope, resistance, ideas, guidance, pain and change. I love how much diversity there was, the authors, the topics, the pieces and how they ...
  • MH
    Jun 13, 2018
    Over thirty short essays and interviews (with a couple of poems, cartoons, and a song) written to promote activism among teenage Americans after the election of Trump, the pieces are mostly warm, thoughtful, and earnest, with John Paul Bammer's moving "Letter to a Sensitive Brown Queer...
  • megan
    Jun 04, 2018
    very informative and interesting anthology ...
  • Faith 09
    Feb 07, 2018
    A really inspiring book that made me really want to go out and make a difference. ...