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Speak up! : speeches by young people to empower & inspire / Adora Svitak ; illustrated by Camila Pinheiro.

Svitak, Adora, 1997- (author.). Pinheiro, Camila, (illustrator.).


Speak Up! is a joyful celebration of 45 speeches by children and teenagers who have stood up for causes they passionately believe in and challenged adults in power to take note. This collection is testament to the hopefulness and spirit of the next generation, and the positive belief that we can, and should, act to protect the things we love. From ground-breaking scientific inventions to pleas for the environment, anti-war speeches to incredible testimony of lived experiences, the speeches collected here demonstrate the profound wisdom of youth and why it is important to speak up and out on what concerns us. -- provided by publisher.
From Joan of Arc to modern day activists and advocates, Svitak collects speeches of children and teenagers breaking barriers around the world. Each two-to-four page spread includes a drawing of the person, a brief account of the influences on their life, and their speech.

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  • ISBN: 1781319502
  • ISBN: 9781781319505
  • Physical Description: 176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: London : White Lion Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Social reformers.
Political activists.
Social action.
Children > History.
Youth > History.
Children > Social conditions.
Youth > Social conditions.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Speeches, addresses, etc. > Juvenile literature.
Youth > History > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Young adult.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA 305.2309 SVI 2020 (Text) 0002205524438 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA 305.2309 SVI 2020 (Text) 0002205524446 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cape Girardeau Public Library 808.859 SPE (Text) 33042004717545 Teen Non-Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold J 305.2309 SVITAK (Text) 30061040089746 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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