Thorndike Press

We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World

  • Todd Hasak-Lowy
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432882511
  • ISBN-13: 9781432882518
  • DDC: 303.6
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 410 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2020



We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. In an age when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves? Through key international movements as well as people such as Gandhi, Alice Paul, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Václav Havel, this book discusses the components of nonviolent resistance. It answers the question “Why nonviolence?” by showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds.

Age Range: 14-17 | Grade Level: NA | Lexile Measure: NA


Customer Reviews

“A striking and very timely conclusion highlights teenage Greta Thunberg’s bold challenge to fight global climate change.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Hasak-Lowy’s writing gives life to both the people and issues involved, taking time to explain historical backgrounds and the ways the lessons from one movement affected future ones.”

— Booklist (starred)

“This excellent, timely overview will open eyes and deserves a wide readership.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Highly recommended for its outstanding treatment of the history of social justice. A good resource for student activists.”

— School Library Journal (starred)