How to start a revolution : young people and the future of American politics / Lauren Duca.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The award-winning Teen Vogue columnist presents an accessible guide for today’s young adults on how to follow the examples of the newest generation of elected progressives to challenge the status quo and promote an equitable democracy.
    • Content Notes:
      The before times -- Political awakening -- Practical citizenship -- The political-industrial complex -- Political alienation -- Youth potential -- Getting past the gatekeepers -- How to have a conversation -- Democracy for real.
    • ISBN:
      9781501181634
      1501181637
    • Accession Number:
      on1119388386
      1119388386
    • Accession Number:
      fay.670889
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    • ABNT:
      DUCA, L. How to start a revolution : young people and the future of American politics. [s. l.]: Simon & Schuster, 2019. ISBN 9781501181634. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.670889. Acesso em: 26 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Duca L. How to Start a Revolution : Young People and the Future of American Politics. Simon & Schuster; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.670889. Accessed January 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Duca, L. (2019). How to start a revolution : young people and the future of American politics. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.670889
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Duca, Lauren. 2019. How to Start a Revolution : Young People and the Future of American Politics. Simon & Schuster. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.670889.
    • Harvard:
      Duca, L. (2019) How to start a revolution : young people and the future of American politics. Simon & Schuster. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.670889 (Accessed: 26 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Duca, L 2019, How to start a revolution : young people and the future of American politics, Simon & Schuster, viewed 26 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Duca, Lauren. How to Start a Revolution : Young People and the Future of American Politics. Simon & Schuster, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.670889.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Duca, Lauren. How to Start a Revolution : Young People and the Future of American Politics. Simon & Schuster, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.670889.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Duca L. How to start a revolution : young people and the future of American politics [Internet]. Simon & Schuster; 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.670889

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1

Combining memoir and cultural dissection, Duca analyzes how young people (including herself) can shape the political landscape of tomorrow. In 2016, Duca penned the TeenVogue op-ed Donald Trump is Gaslighting America; it went viral, and Duca has sustained social media prominence ever since. In this book, she outlines how millennials and Gen Z have a wealth of power in their votes and in their wallets. She interviews influential young people like congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and March for Our Lives co-founders David and Lauren Hogg; and advises readers toward political involvement with three straightforward steps: becoming informed, forming opinions, and putting beliefs into action. Duca is candid about how difficult it can be for young people, especially when they disagree with their parents (Duca's own are conservatives) or when they feel like the establishment is working against them (Duca was once obliterated in an interview with Tucker Carlson), but she is adamant that the American experiment is an unfinished project, ready for a new generation of hands to shape it. Fun, pithy, and intelligent. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 July #5

In this inspiring guide, journalist Duca considers the changes in the American political landscape after Donald Trump's election, as more and more young people take direct political action. Noting that a Pew Research report finds "young people now comprise the nation's largest voting bloc," she explores this shift, drawing on interviews with young adults such as Rebecca Davis, who launched the program Rally+Rise in 2016 and helped overturn abortion restrictions in New York State, and Laura and David Hogg, brother-and-sister activists for gun control from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. She also argues that U.S. schools are failing to adequately educate children on civics and excoriates the "political-industrial complex" that stymies the electoral process with "crappy, binary choices" between two parties beholden to donors and lobbyists. She also shares some personal experiences, including being interviewed (and insulted) by Fox News' Tucker Carlson after publishing a critical article about Trump in Teen Vogue, and becoming temporarily estranged from her Republican parents after the 2016 election. Duca's conversational prose (she refers to a minor factory accident injury as "seriously some Upton Sinclair shit") and clear passion for equality allow her to galvanize without preaching. This call to action will resonate even with those who are not already involved in progressive politics. Agent: Monika Woods, Curtis Brown. (Sept.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.