Book cover: Do Somethingby Nancy Lublin
Workman Publishing, 2010.
280 pgs
Grades 4-9

Do Something! A Handbook For Young Activists is a workbook designed to help young changemakers identify and create actions plans in line with the issues they are passionate

Through simple infographics, resources, and examples, students are taken through a series of questionnaires and planning exercises that ultimately lead to their performing an action that helps a cause.

A section at the end of the book asks young changemakers to reflect on how their actions unfolded and plan next steps for future activism.

Do Something! is a great workbook to help guide young solutionaries in finding their passions and thinking of ways to act on them.

It would make a great book club book for young changemakers, because they can work through the workbook and share their ideas with other like-minded kids.

There are lots of examples and resources and even a section for readers to reflect on their actions after they finish their project.

There are several project types highlighted: animal welfare, disaster relief, discrimination, education, environment, health and fitness, homelessness and hunger, human rights, poverty, violence and bullying, and war and peace.

This book is an especially great resource for kids and instructors who are new to planning and executing activist projects.

It provides an easy-to-follow formula that takes some of the guesswork and fear out of standing up for a cause.