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Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share: Be a Changemaker

”Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share”.

Here’s to celebrating books that strike my fancy every week!

Proud to be a stop on the book tour celebrating: Be A Changemaker: How to start something that matters by Laurie Ann Thompson – Release: Sept. 9th, 2014 – What an inspiring book! I’d already read through another book called The Teen Guide to Global Action- How to Connect with Others (Near and Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. What I appreciated about Be A Changemaker was that Laurie Ann Thompson organized numerous things that were necessary for students who are serious about creating a new organization. The message to “find a mentor” resonated throughout the book. There are excellent examples throughout the book of many student changemakers that are incredibly inspiring. The issues of finance, creating ad campaigns, and fundraising were easy to understand with many insightful tips… also how to organize and manage your volunteers. There were practical practices introduced as well like how to make a mind map of issues, how to follow copyright law and how to sustain your organization. There were many quotes that I enjoyed. Here is one from a teen who learned what to do through experience, would have benefitted from reading this book!: “One thing I wish someone had told me,” Zach says, “is that people respond very positively to incentives!”

Goodreads Summary: “We’ve had the civil rights movement and the women’s movement—now it’s time for the youth movement.  When Divine Bradley was seventeen, he just wanted a safe place to hang out away from gangs and violence, and Team Revolution was born. At age eleven, Jessica Markowitz learned that girls in Rwanda are often not allowed to attend school, and Richard’s Rwanda took shape. During his sophomore year of high school, Zach Steinfeld put his love of baking to good use and started the Baking for Breast Cancer Club.
Gone are the days when kids were supposed to be “seen and not heard.” Today, youth everywhere are rising up, building new organizations, and creating the changes they want to see in their communities and around the world. Be a Changemaker gives readers the tools and confidence they need to affect real change. Readers will learn how to:
– Research ideas
– Build a strong and passionate team
– Create a business plan
– Enlist a savvy adult
– Plan events
– Work with the media
– And more!
Plus, profiles of youth-led social organizations show readers that it’s never too early to become a changemaker.”

05_lauriethompson_PhotoByMaryBalmaceda (2)Laurie Ann Thompson comes from a family of entrepreneurs and small business owners. She has worked at IBM, Intel, and Microsoft, and she co-founded a successful internet startup. In addition, she has led a regional nonprofit professional organization and volunteered with Ashoka’s Youth Venture, which supports teens with big ideas. This is her first book. She lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her at

Follow all of the stops on her blog tour!
Mon, Sept 8
Sally’s Bookshelf
Tues, Sept 9
Girl Scout Leader 101
Wed, Sept 10
Unleashing Readers
Thurs, Sept 11
Teen Librarian Toolbox
Fri, Sept 12
The Nonfiction Detectives AND Kirby’s Lane
Sat, Sept 13
The Styling Librarian
Mon, Sept 15
NC Teacher Stuff
Tues, Sept 16
The Hiding Spot
Wed, Sept 17
Kid Lit Frenzy
Thurs, Sept 18
Fri, Sept 19
A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust
Sat. Sept 20
Elizabeth O. Dulemba


About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.

Want more book ideas and reviews? – Yes, I’m quite brief, but a prolific reader!  Please visit me at Goodreads: Also, please follow this blog through email updates – (do so to the right of this blog post), my Facebook page, comment, or meet up with me on Twitter. I appreciate all of the support, makes my day! Honored by all the wonderful followers.

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© 2013 by Debbie Alvarez of The Styling Librarian. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @stylinlibrarian or at my Styling Librarian Page on Facebook.


2 comments on “Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share: Be a Changemaker

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