Steal This Country by Alexandra Styron audiobook

Steal This Country: A Handbook for Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything

By Alexandra Styron
Read by Amy McFadden

Tantor Audio 9780451479372
5.68 Hours Unabridged
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Inspired by Abbie Hoffman's radical classic, Steal This Book, author Alexandra Styron's stirring call for resistance and citizen activism will be clearly heard by young people who don't accept "it is what it is," who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece of the American pie, and who know that the future of the planet is now. Styron's irreverent and informative primer on how to make a difference is organized into three sections: The Why, The What, and The How. The book opens with a personal essay and a historic look at civil disobedience and teenage activism in America. That's followed by a deep dive into several key issues: climate change, racial justice, women's rights, LGBTQIA rights, immigration, religious understanding, and intersectionality. Each chapter includes a summary of key questions, interviews with movers and shakers—from celebrities to youth activists—and spotlights on progressive organizations. The book's final section is packed with how-to advice on ways to engage, from group activities such as organizing, marching, rallying, and petitioning to individual actions like voting with your wallet, volunteering, talking with relatives with different viewpoints, and using social activism to get out a progressive message.

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Inspired by Abbie Hoffman's radical classic, Steal This Book, author Alexandra Styron's stirring call for resistance and citizen activism will be clearly heard by young people who don't accept "it is what it is," who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece of the American pie, and who know that the future of the planet is now.

Styron's irreverent and informative primer on how to make a difference is organized into three sections: The Why, The What, and The How. The book opens with a personal essay and a historic look at civil disobedience and teenage activism in America. That's followed by a deep dive into several key issues: climate change, racial justice, women's rights, LGBTQIA rights, immigration, religious understanding, and intersectionality. Each chapter includes a summary of key questions, interviews with movers and shakers—from celebrities to youth activists—and spotlights on progressive organizations. The book's final section is packed with how-to advice on ways to engage, from group activities such as organizing, marching, rallying, and petitioning to individual actions like voting with your wallet, volunteering, talking with relatives with different viewpoints, and using social activism to get out a progressive message.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A real-world action plan for young citizens with a conscience—and a much-needed reminder to the rest of us what well-aimed protest and resistance can accomplish.” Carl Hiaasen, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Alexandra Styron

Author Bio: Alexandra Styron

Alexandra Styron is the author of the bestselling memoir Reading My Father and All the Finest Girls, a novel. Her work has appeared in several anthologies as well as in the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among other publications. A graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University, Styron is a professor of creative writing in the MFA program at Hunter College. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 5.68
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English