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PopActivism
Can Your Smartphone Change the World?
By (author): Erinne Paisley
9781459813038 Paperback, Trade, Flaps English Young Adult : Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Media Studies Sep 12, 2017
$14.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 7.5 x 0.43 in 144 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C013314 Orca Book Publishers
 
Resource Links The Year's Best 2017, Commended CCBC Best Books 2018, Commended
Effecting change can begin with just you and your phone.

Can Your Smartphone Change the World? is a twenty-first-century guide for anyone who has access to a smartphone. This how-to manual looks at specific ways you can create social change through the tap of a screen. Filled with examples of successful hashtag campaigns, viral videos and new socially conscious apps, the book provides practical advice for using your smartphone as a tool for social justice.

This is the first book in the PopActivism series, which includes Can Your Outfit Change the World? and Can Your Conversations Change the World? (coming fall 2018).

Erinne Paisley is an activist, public speaker, youth content developer, writer and student. She was awarded one of ten University of Toronto National Scholarships and is now studying International Relations at Trinity College, University of Toronto. Can Your Smartphone Change the World? is her first book. For more information, visit www.popactivism.com. Follow her on Twitter @popactivism and subscribe to her YouTube channel, Erinne Paisley.

"In brief, clear chapters, augmented with plentiful photos, pull quotes, and pop quizzes that pose questions and conversation starters, [Erinne] employs an upbeat conversational tone in addressing her audience. Her blend of personal story, tips, and information will appeal to activism-minded teens...Older preteens and teens will find plenty of inspiration here." - Kirkus Reviews

"Striking a casual but persuasive tone, Paisley demonstrates that fighting for one's beliefs can be fun, creative, and effective—especially when social media is involved." - Publishers Weekly

"This DIY activism series will find a wide audience with digital media fanatics in search of a raison d'etre. These stories about kids who used art, fashion, music, and media to spread a political message of empathy and altruism will inspire readers to use that powerful device stored in their pockets for good. A fabulous addition to nonfiction collections." - School Library Journal

"Written in simple, appealing language, there is something for everyone in this small but mighty book." - School Library Connection

"Both a how-to for getting your socially conscious voice heard online, and a love letter to others who have proven it can be done." - Quill & Quire

"Teens tired of hearing the complaint, 'You're always glued to your phone', will find this first entry in the PopActivism series to be vindicating and inspiring. Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

"Hand this book to your teens or anyone who could use some positive inspiration on how to make a difference in the world." - Mackin, Books in Bloom blog

"Paisley encourages readers to get involved. Her Pop Quiz pages suggest ways to get started. This highly recommended book is a must for every Intermediate library. Imagine how a group of kids from your school could use the ideas to change the world." - Resource Links

"Can Your Smartphone Change the World? is a wonderful resource to use with upper intermediate and high school grades to promote leadership skills…Many great conversations can be started after reading this book." - Canadian Teacher

"No matter your passion, there is something to attract nearly every reader…Whether you are social-media savvy or looking to make a small impact with your wallet, Paisley's popactivist pieces offer an array of ways to change the world, one click at a time." - Canadian Children's Book News

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