Social Justice Books for Teens

Every year around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a lot of us wonder how we can support the causes we believe in. There's no time like the present to make a difference, and youth are an essential part of the social justice culture. Check out these great books to kickstart your inner activist and enhance your social justice knowledge.

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education that motivated an award-winning documentary. This book takes a closer look at the girls from the movie and the fight for worldwide access to education.

Chessy Prout’s powerful I Have the Right to is a story of sexual assault and standing up. Her fight for justice at an elite boarding school is moving proof that one person’s fight can make a difference.

March is an inspiring graphic novel series that follows real-life social justice activist Congressman John Lewis through some of the most significant events of the civil rights movement.

Packed with advice and stories from authors and activists, How I Resist is the perfect book to inspire your social justice journey.

Ready to get started? Check out Can your Smartphone Change the World? for tons of great ideas on how to get involved at the touch of a screen.

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