Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 47, Issue 5, pp 1136–1138 | Cite as

Ben Kirshner: Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

New York: New York University Press, 2015, 240 pp, ISBN: 9781479898053
  • Rachel Solmor
Book Review

In Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality, Ben Kirshner provides a well-organized, thought provoking analysis of the effects of sociopolitical development on youth in a time of inequality. The purpose of his book is to provide the reader with insight as to how youth development effects societal change. Kirshner expresses the dire need to provide youth with a voice and how this voice becomes a catalyst for change. The text provides narratives of students who participated in youth led organizations that began to make societal changes in their schools. In addition to these narratives, the reader gets the privilege of learning about many different youth led campaigns that came about from the inability of youth to have a voice. The book particularly examines ways in which fostering sociopolitical development in youth brings about societal change. This text delivers exactly what it is supposed to. The reader is able to understand exactly what the author wants them to. There is a...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University BloomingtonDeerfieldUSA

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