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Youth of today speak out

This collection of books consists of stories of young people who have stood up for something, and spoken up; about their lives, their struggles and all that they have achieved.

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Rad girls can

Kate Schatz

A collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls, who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. Learn about a diverse group of contemporary and historical women who are living rad lives.

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David Hogg

From two survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting comes a declaration for our times and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement. This book is their statement of purpose and the story of their lives.

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Stand beautiful

Chloe Howard

Howard shares her story of overcoming injustice, battling self-doubt and rising up to speak out. Chloe shares how faith enabled her to endure physical and emotional pain, spurring readers to delve into authenticity and stand beautiful.

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Be unstoppable

Bethany Hamilton

Champion surfer, Bethany Hamilton, shares how faith, love and passion have pushed her beyond all expectations. With over 60 breath-taking photos from the making of her documentary, Hamilton inspires readers to be bold and be the best they can be.

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Kenzie's rules for life

Mackenzie Ziegler

This dance prodigy, actress and model gives advice on friendship, family, fitness, style and positivity. She shares lessons for those navigating through their tween years on how to be happy, healthy and confident in all aspects of their lives.

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It's your universe

Ashley Eckstein

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

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How I resist

In this book, young people will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny and instructive.

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I have the right to

Chessy Prout

In 2014, Chessy Prout was a freshman at St. Paul's School, when a senior boy assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. Prepare to be inspired by this story of survival, advocacy and hope in the face of unspeakable trauma.

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Hope nation

The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort. This collection of essays shows that hope is a decision we all can make.

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Trans mission

Alex Bertie

Being a teenager is difficult enough, but having to go through puberty whilst realising you’re in the wrong body means dealing with a whole new set of problems. Alex shares his experiences and his personal advice to other trans teens.

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Yassmin's story

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

At 21, Yassmin was working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian-with-some-Turkish-and-Moroccan-background Muslim. Find out how she got there and how she wants the world to change.

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Sara Saedi

The hilarious, poignant and true story of one teen's experience growing up in America as an undocumented immigrant from the Middle East. This moving, often hilarious story is for anyone who has ever shared Sara’s fears and experiences.

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How to be happy

David J. Burton

It's a brave and honest account of one young man's search for a happy, true and meaningful life that will resonate with readers young and old.

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Hunter March

Hunter March, best known as the face of AwesomenessTV, brings his signature interview skills to TBH: A True Story Collab. Today's most popular creators join him to share never-before-told stories about family, friendship, love, heartbreak and more.

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