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...

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

  • Sarah A

    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, poetry, and art--all on the topic of activism and resistance. There are essays on solutions to problems we are facing in the current political climate, there are interviews with contributors about their ideas on res

    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, poetry, and art--all on the topic of activism and resistance. There are essays on solutions to problems we are facing in the current political climate, there are interviews with contributors about their ideas on resistance and life, and there are how-tos on how to contact your representatives and complete other acts that show that you resist.

    I really enjoyed reading all of the book and, even though I am not a teenager, I still found a lot of the essays and perspectives valuable and helpful to my frame of mind about the things happening in the US right now. It made me feel better about the things I am doing, and gave me some more ideas for other things I can do to continue to remain politically active and show that I will not just accept some of the terrible things that are happening right now.

    I honestly don't know what else I can tell you about this collection, except for that it is a must read for any teenager who is looking to get involved in society and resist. It gives a lot of good perspective about protest, but also about self care and a range of ways to engage depending on what you are comfortable with. I highly recommend giving it to any teen, but I also recommend reading it yourself.

    Note: I received this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Heather

    **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 resisters of all ages.

  • Hristina

    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 subtle shifts in tone here and there made it easy to consume. I enjoyed this collection a lot.

  • Beth

    "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 why and how they "resist." Sometimes "resist" means protesting, or making art, or just being yourself in an unfriendly world - but in all cases, it means finding the truth, having compassion, and standing up for what's

    "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 why and how they "resist." Sometimes "resist" means protesting, or making art, or just being yourself in an unfriendly world - but in all cases, it means finding the truth, having compassion, and standing up for what's right. Three things this world could surely use a lot more of lately, and in the long run.

    I do wish the book had more visuals - art, photographs, more comics, etc. - as well as links to things like a recording of the song (shown in the book via sheet music), or but I love that it has a "reading list" of resistance books suggested by librarians from around the country!

    *Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Martha Schwalbe

    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: fear of losing money, fear of losing a seat in politics, fear of change, etc. It has a stranglehold on the policy makers in this country and it isn't letting go.

    The war on terror should have been against rapists, r

    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: fear of losing money, fear of losing a seat in politics, fear of change, etc. It has a stranglehold on the policy makers in this country and it isn't letting go.

    The war on terror should have been against rapists, racists who act with violence, homelessness, lack of good food and clean water. This is the terror so many citizens live on a daily basis. This is the war we could win if law makers got over their fears.

  • Bethany

    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, celebrities, and more, all aimed at discussing various facets of political resistance (particularly in the Trump era) and how teenagers can get involved in political action. Which is awesome, but I think some blind spots

    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, celebrities, and more, all aimed at discussing various facets of political resistance (particularly in the Trump era) and how teenagers can get involved in political action. Which is awesome, but I think some blind spots made this book less than it could have been.

    The biggest issue I had with the collection (and really, this is more of an editorial issue) is with representation. Now, in some ways, there is a lot of representation here in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality etc. Which is wonderful. However, for a book that is intended to be about political activism for American youth writ large, it very much lacks representation in terms of geography. The vast majority of the contributors are from New York or other coastal areas with almost no representation from middle America. And honestly, I think it shows.

    While many of the individual contributors had helpful, meaningful, and inspiring things to say about the potential of the next generation, different ways to resist, and the need for change in issues like racism, gender equality, and LGBTQ rights, they mostly spoke from a very radical, urban, coastal brand of liberalism. And while I think those voices are important and needed, I think there was a missed opportunity here to also curate voices who could speak to what political action and liberal thought might look like in the South or the Midwest. We are living in a time where more people are getting involved politically than in a very long time, and that is taking place all over the country. Including young people in that is so important and while this book has lofty goals and some wonderful contributors, I was a little disappointed by the overall execution.

    I received an e-arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Erin

    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, activists, and actors lend their voices in this collection.My reluctance in awarding it with high stars is that despite the amount of eloquent and carefully crafted selections, I am curious as to whether it would appeal to th

    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, activists, and actors lend their voices in this collection.My reluctance in awarding it with high stars is that despite the amount of eloquent and carefully crafted selections, I am curious as to whether it would appeal to the actual targeted audience which is our youth.

  • Alicia

    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 and politics, speaking their minds, and keeping on living as a form of resistance.

    But I guess I'm questioning an audience-- because it's not necessarily there to spark activism necessarily like others I've read, it

    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 and politics, speaking their minds, and keeping on living as a form of resistance.

    But I guess I'm questioning an audience-- because it's not necessarily there to spark activism necessarily like others I've read, it's more of an instructional guide for feeling okay about your feelings on current politics knowing how others make it okay for themselves. It's for comfort.

    Yet, there's a whole swath of kids that exist-- I'm looking to reach those that are not interested, disinterested, or who wholly don't care about politics and likely don't have an opinion. How many of our kids aren't paying attention because they're off doing other things?

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    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!

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