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Amandla Stenberg.GALE Brief Biography. 'Hunger Games' actress slams cultural appropriation: 'Don't cash crop my cornrows' Stenberg calls out celebrities like Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift for allegedly appropriating black culture by twerking, wearing grills, and speaking in Ebonics -- among other things.

'Hunger Games' actress slams cultural appropriation: 'Don't cash crop my cornrows'

She also criticizes the fashion industry for presenting traditionally black hairstyles as new fashion finds, like when Marie Claire deemed Kendall Jenner “bold” and “epic” for wearing cornrows. She draws a distinct line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange: “The line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange is always going to be blurred,” she explains in her video. Jennifer Lawrence Taught Amandla Stenberg ... - SafeShare. Amandla Stenberg Works Cited. Jazz Jennings.pdf GALE. Jazz Jennings Reads "I Am Jazz"... - SafeShare.

Banned Spotlight: I Am Jazz. Each year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top ten most challenged and banned books.

Banned Spotlight: I Am Jazz

In 2017, the tenth book on that list was Jazz Jennings’ autobiographical picture book I Am Jazz, which was co-written by Jessica Herthel and illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas. The teenaged television personality and LGBTQ activist wanted to share her real-life story as a transgender child, but some have challenged the work because it addresses gender identity.

Jazz Jennings The Washington Post article. Jazz Jennings Works Cited. Sonita Alizadeh.pdf GALE. Sonita Alizadeh: An Afghan Rapper On Force... - SafeShare. Speak Truth to Power. Sonita Alizadeh was born in Afghanistan at a time when it was controlled by the Taliban.

Speak Truth to Power

Daily life was dangerous, and her childhood was challenging. Sonita’s family tried to sell her at age 10 to a man who wanted to marry her. This is very common in some countries around the world. The arrangement fell through. When Sonita was 14, her family walked hundreds of miles in the rain and snow to Iran to escape the Taliban. Sonita Alizadeh. Rapper and Activist Afghanistan When Sonita Alizadeh was 16 years old, her mother came to her with news that would turn her world upside down: Sonita was to be sold into marriage.

Sonita Alizadeh

In her native Afghanistan, it was an all too common story — in fact, her family had already tried selling her once when she was 10. But the teenager’s reaction was anything but ordinary. She decided to rebel — and use music to do so. Sonita Alizadeh Works Cited. Santa Clarita Youth Education Advocate’s Annual Award Brings Hope Across Africa. In its 2015 regional annual report, UNESCO, a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes international collaboration in education, science, and culture, listed Mozambique as one of the countries in Africa with the highest incidence of girl marriage.

Santa Clarita Youth Education Advocate’s Annual Award Brings Hope Across Africa

To some on the continent, this is an accepted practice. But to others like Zuriel Oduwole, a Santa Clarita youth education advocate, it is a culture that robs millions of young girls of a promising and productive future. In 2018, something began to give in Mozambique. The country’s first lady, H.E. Youtube. Zuriel-oduwole. She was profiled by Forbes at 10 years old, now she’s at UCLA - Daily Bruin. Correction: The original version of this headline incorrectly stated Zuriel Oduwole was profiled by Forbes at 11 years old.

She was profiled by Forbes at 10 years old, now she’s at UCLA - Daily Bruin

In fact, she was profiled at 10 years old. This post was updated Sept. 26 at 4:31 p.m. When Zuriel Oduwole visited Ghana at 9 years old, she was taken aback by the number of children who weren’t in school. Zuriel Oduwole Works Cited. Emma Gonzalez Works Cited. Emma González on Why This Generation Needs Gun Control. This month, Teen Vogue is dedicating its digital cover to rising voices in the gun control movement, young people who are working on the issue in different ways, all of them impacted by gun violence.

Emma González on Why This Generation Needs Gun Control

There is 21-year-old Howard University student Clifton Kinnie, who, in 2014, mobilized teenagers to organize against gun violence and register to vote after 18-year-old Mike Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Natalie Barden, a 16-year-old sophomore at Newtown High School in Connecticut, was a preteen when she lost her younger brother, Daniel, in 2012, during the Sandy Hook shooting. She’s been asking for change for more than five years as part of a family that has become vocal anti-gun-violence organizers, and she is now courageously stepping up to mobilize her peers. Nza-Ari Khepra of Chicago founded Project Orange Tree after a friend, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, was shot and killed in 2013.

'Six minutes and twenty seconds': Emma Gon... - SafeShare. Emma Gonzalez profile: What you need to know about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas student. She strode on stage at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington over the weekend, and listed the names of the 17 students and staff gunned down at her high school in Parkland, Florida.

Emma Gonzalez profile: What you need to know about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas student

And then she went silent. Minutes ticked by. Emma Gonzlez.pdf GALE. Desmond is Amazing. Be Amazing by Desmond Is Amazing, illustrated by Dylan Glynn. Be Amazing : A History of Pride Desmond Napoles, 2015 NYC Pride Parade, age 8 Be Amazing: A History of Pride by Desmond is Amazing, "Teen Drag Superstar, LGBTQ+ Advocate, Editorial and Runway Model, Author and Designer.

Be Amazing by Desmond Is Amazing, illustrated by Dylan Glynn

" As a 32 page picture book, it's more of an introduction to the history of Pride and the author's part in it. RuPaul: drag kid Desmond Is Amazing is 'the future of America' “Desmond Is Amazing” can rock a runway.

RuPaul: drag kid Desmond Is Amazing is 'the future of America'

That’s the stage name of Desmond Napoles, who at just 11 years old is a drag superstar and an LGBTQ activist from New York City. His first notable break came in 2014 when he danced alongside B-52′s lead singer, Fred Schneider, in “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Jinkx Monsoon’s music video “The Bacon Shake.” Desmond Napoles Works Cited. Gale In Context Biography Document Teenage Sisters Focus on Bali's Trash Crisis. The teenagers getting plastic bags banned in Bali. Story highlights Melati and Isabel Wijsen started campaigning against plastic bags in Bali when they were 10 and 12 years old. They have since delivered a TED Talk and presented to the United Nations in New York. “Welcome to Bali! Do you have any plastic bags to declare?”

About – Bye Bye Plastic Bags. Plastic pollution: Gen Z activist Melati Wijsen mobilizes others. Youtube. Melati & Isabel Wijsen Works Cited. Jamie Margolin Gale In Context Biography Document Ecoanxious. Seattle’s Jamie Margolin is 17 and a climate activist. On Wednesday she testifies before Congress. How Climate Activist Jamie Margolin Plans to Save the World (and Graduate High School)

Like many young people witnessing rising sea levels, record temperatures and numbingly common natural disasters, Margolin fears for her personal future and the future of the planet. Unlike most, she has devoted her teenage years to stopping the climate crisis before it’s too late. “It’s the climate delayers who are the new climate deniers,” Margolin says. Youtube. Jamie Margolin — THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF YOUTH VOICES.

The Day We Save Ourselves From Ourselves by Jamie Margolin When I’m curled into a ball at the edge of my bed, panicking about climate change and the impending violence and planetary disaster heading my way, I try to comfort myself by imagining a time in my life where this nightmare is all over. Practical, smart advice for changemakers, from a young climate activist. Bryant Fisher In the summer of 2017, then-high school students Jamie Margolin, Nadia Nazar, Madelaine Tew and Zanagee Artis decided that #thisisZeroHour to act on climate change and they founded Zero Hour, a youth-led climate movement focused on climate change and environmental justice.

Now at New York University, Margolin is currently the co-executive director of Zero Hour. Politicians always tell me, “Keep up the good work; your generation is going to save the world!” They are both so right and so unbelievably wrong at the same time. As young people, we do have great power to move the political needle toward change, and we have done it countless times in history before.

Jamie Margolin Works Cited. Aidan Gallagher named UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador. UN Environment has designated Aidan Gallagher as UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for North America, focusing on youth outreach.Aidan is an actor, singer-musician and environmental activist starring in Netflix’s highly anticipated series The Umbrella Academy. At only 14, Aidan is the youngest Goodwill Ambassador ever to be designated in the UN system.

New Orleans, Louisiana, 03 June 2018 – UN Environment has designated actor and singer Aidan Gallagher as a Goodwill Ambassador for North America today at the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp youth summit being held in New Orleans in the lead up to World Environment Day on June 5th. At only 14, Aidan is the youngest Goodwill Ambassador ever to be designated in the United Nations system. Youtube. Aidan Gallagher, UN Ambassador for Environment, discusses the Illegal Wildlife Trade and saving the oceans. Who is Aidan Gallagher? UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador revealed  Aiden Gallagher Works Cited. Gale In Context Biography Document GENESIS BUTLER IS PETA'S YOUNG ANIMAL ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR. Vegan Activist Genesis Butler Is Now a ‘Marvel Hero’

12 Year-Old Activist Genesis Butler. Vegan Teen Activist Genesis Butler Is Now on the Board of Directors at Animal Legislation Group. Youth Climate Save Movement Tackles Animal Agriculture In Bid To Save The Planet. Youtube. Genesis Butler Works Cited. RecognizeGood. Our Planet, Our Purpose: STEM for Changemaking Challenge 2020 - Ian's Giving Garden. About Us - Ian's Giving Garden & Frutas Frescas Orchard.

TIME's 2020 Kid of the Year: Finalist Ian McKenna, Scroll Down To Read About Ian. Youtube. Ian McKenna Works Cited. About Jordan Reeves — Jordan Reeves. Youtube. Jordan Reeves on her limb difference, Born Just Right foundation. TIME's 2020 Kid of the Year Finalist: Scroll Down To Read About Jordan. A girl and her glitter-shooting prosthetic: “You can do anything” Jordan Reeves Works Cited. LLWS sensation Mo’ne Davis on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover - Sports Illustrated. Gale In Context Biography Document Mo'ne Davis. Gale In Context Biography Document Former Little League star Mo'ne Davis prepares for college, softball and a media career.

Baseball star Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys. Youtube. Mo'ne Davis Works Cited. Gale In Context Biography Document Marley Dias. Marley Dias on Why Young People Must Be Included in the Fight for Racial Justice. About - Marley Dias. Teenage activist Marley Dias on the trailblazer who inspired her. Marley Dias on Inspiring Activism, Diversifying Children's Literature, and Her Latest Reads. Marley Dias Works Cited. Gale In Context Biography Document Amanda Gorman.

AGormanBritannica. Amanda Gorman Interviewed by Michelle Obama.

Obama, Michelle. “Amanda Gorman Interviewed by Michelle Obama.” Time, Time, 4 Feb. 2021, – amkessler

Youtube. Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment in “The Hill We Climb” Amanda Gorman Works Cited. TIME's 2020 Kid of the Year: Meet Gitanjali Rao. Time Kid of the Year 2020 article. 'Time' Names Its Kid of The Year: Water-Testing Scientist Gitanjali Rao. 7 Things You Need To Know About Gitanjali Rao.

A Young Scientist's Guide to Problem Solvi... - SafeShare. Gitanjali Rao Works Cited. Time Magazine Kid of the Year 2020. Tyler Gordon. Tyler Gordon. Artist Prodigy Tyler Gordon.... - SafeShare. Tyler Gordon Works Cited. Bellen Woodard.

Meet TIME'S First Ever Kid of the Year 2020-Finalist Bellen Woodard

Fourth grader creates art kits with multip... - SafeShare. Bellen Woodard, World’s 1st Crayon Activist to Speak At the My Private Brand Diversity Summit. Bella Woodard Works Cited.