Speak Up!

Speeches by young people to empower and inspire

Adora Svitak
NZD $39.99

A joyful celebration of the passion, power and enthusiasm of young people speaking up for causes close to their hearts.

Speak Up! is the sequel to So Here I Am, both celebrations of voices and communities too often marginalised and muted by society. Speak Up! includes 50 inspirational speeches from children and young adults that have changed our world, how we see and experience it, and the conversation. Speakers include Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Prize nominee Greta Thunberg and award-winning inventor and cancer researcher Jack Andraka.
Speak Up! is a joyful celebration of 45 speeches by children and teenagers who have stood up for causes they passionately believe in and challenged adults in power to take note. This collection is testament to the hopefulness and spirit of the next generation, and the positive belief that we can, and should, act to protect the things we love.

From ground-breaking scientific inventions to pleas for the environment, anti-war speeches to incredible testimony of lived experiences, the speeches collected here demonstrate the profound wisdom of youth and why it is important to speak up and out on what concerns us.

'A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its own lifeline; it is condemned to bleed to death.' - Kofi Annan

Author bio:

Adora Svitak is a writer and public speaker who advocates for youth empowerment around the world. In 2010, she delivered the speech ‘What Adults Can Learn from Kids’ at TED. It has received over 5 million views on TED.com alone, and been translated into more than 40
different languages. In recent years, she has spoken in front of audiences at Google, Mashable and the United Nations. Adora contributes to Huffington Post, Mashable, Women's Media Center, Bust, The Bold Italic, and the TED blog, and was named one of the ‘30 Top Thinkers Under 30’ by Pacific Standard Magazine.

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9781781319505
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: White Lion Publishing
Pub Date: February 2020
Page Extent: 176
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Literature & literary studies