It’s Your World—If You Don’t Like It, Change It

At Seventeen, I loved stories about young people making a difference. But typical media framings often discourage kids—when they see someone with huge accomplishments, they think “I could never do that, so why bother?” I wanted to write a book that showcased teens making a difference in impactful ways that felt doable, and that encouraged readers to use their power to act on their beliefs. I hate the cover sorry.

“It’s Your World—If You Don’t Like It, Change It” was named one of the New York Public Library’s “Books for the Teen Age.” Although it’s now almost twenty years old, I still hear from librarians who recommend it and kids who loved it.