Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice

12 Protests That Shaped America

Jeffrey Kluger

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Twelve stories of protests and marches--and the people, movements, and moments behind them--that shaped our country's history, told by the bestselling author of Apollo 13! Perfect for today's young activists.

Rise up! Speak out! March!

Protests and demonstrations have spread throughout the United States in recent years. They have pushed for change on women's rights, racial equality, climate change, gun control, LGBTQI+ rights, and more. And while these marches may seem like a new phenomenon, they are really the continuation of a long line of Americans taking to their feet and raising their voices to cry out for justice.

From the Boston Tea Party to the suffragists, from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to Stonewall, peaceful (and not-so-peaceful) protest has been a means of speaking up and enacting change from the very founding of America. This new collection recounts twelve of the major protests throughout the country's history, detailing the people behind them, the causes they marched for, and the impact they had.

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Apollo 13 comes a book perfect for today's new generation of activists.

Praise for Raise Your Voice:

"[Kluger] expertly brushes in historical contexts . . . Cogent reminders that armed rebellion isn't the only answer to social injustice." --Kirkus

"Show[s] how one person can inspire many . . . a strong resource for students." --Publishers Weekly

"Readers will become absorbed in each protest's narrative due to Kluger's ᆳadept writing." --SLJ

"Recommended for future activists." --SLC

"Well-researched . . . An informative introduction to the history of American protests and their ongoing role
in our society." --Booklist


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Jeffrey Kluger:
Jeffrey Kluger is a senior editor and writer at Time. Coauthor of the bestseller Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, which is the basis for the movie Apollo 13, he is also the author of Moon Hunters: NASA's Remarkable Expeditions to the Ends of the Solar System. Kluger lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.

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