Be the Change!: The Future Is in Your Hands: 16+ Creative Projects for Civic and Community Action

MOYLE, Eunice & . 128p. notes. photos. Walter Foster. Mar. 2018. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781633225077.
Gr 5–8—Using colorful text and examples, the Moyle sisters share their secrets of successful campaigns for change, peppered with inspirational quotes, Pinterest-worthy fonts, and an authoritative message about finding a cause to believe in. After several sections that define change and creativity, the last three sections provide inspiration, craft projects, and templates and tear-outs that make the book tricky to lend but useful for programming. Relying heavily on bullets and bold text, the introductory chapters serve to engage readers and explain that creativity has many outlets, and it does not always equal artistic talent. The majority of the smiling youth pictured are girls. Each project includes a list of necessary items, directions, and pictures as a guide. The straightforward projects will require additional purchases and money, which may limit the audience. What it lacks in broad appeal, it makes up for in positivity and hope for action that capitalizes on DIY culture.
VERDICT Not for circulation, this is a crafty addition to collections about advocacy for the tween set.

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