How I Resist – Tim Federle

**I received this eARC in exchange for my honest review**

Title: How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation

Author: Tim Federle and Maureen Johnson


Publishing date: March 1, 2018

Genre: non fiction, collection of essays, poems, short stories, poems, music, etc.

My rating:

Goodreads synopsis: An all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA authors Tim Federle and 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 way to start the conversation. To show readers that they are not helpless, and that anyone can be the change. A collection of essays, songs, illustrations, and interviews about activism and hope, How I Resist features an all-star group of contributors, including, John Paul Brammer, Libba Bray, Lauren Duca, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, Alex Gino, Hebh Jamal, Malinda Lo, Dylan Marron, Hamilton star Javier Muñoz, Rosie O’Donnell, Junauda Petrus, Jodi Picoult, Jason Reynolds, Karuna Riazi, Maya Rupert, Dana Schwartz, Dan Sinker, Ali Stroker, Jonny Sun (aka @jonnysun), Sabaa Tahir, Daniel Watts, Jennifer Weiner, Jacqueline Woodson, and more, all edited and compiled by New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson and Lambda-winning novelist Tim Federle.

In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance.

How I Resist is the kind of book people will be discussing for years to come and a staple on bookshelves for generations.

My thoughts: This book is not just a great book for teens but for all people who are wondering what they can do to be more active and involved.

I loved the art in this book of the individual people but I wish there was more of it (I am thinking of how Notorious RBG had great art and diagrams!)

I thought this had a wide variety of essays and works for lots of different types of people so that it was easy to find someone to relate to.

I also really appreciated the suggested reading list in the back!

For anyone who felt lost, confused, and impassionated after the last presidential election will find this book passionate, exciting, and empowering.

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