When Adults Listen to Kids: Young People on the Forefront of Social Change
Montclair Literary Festival
Saturday, March 28, 2020
As some young people are taking action on issues from gun violence to climate change and LGBTQ rights, others are pulled into activism through circumstance. What is it like to live through major social change and be caught up in social activism? In her novel The Long Ride, Marina Budhos tells the story of three mixed-race girls who are part of the social experiment of bussing in 1970s New York, while Journalist Candy Cooper explores the Flint water crisis in Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan Fought for their Lives and Warned the Nation.