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Stay Solid Radical Handbook for Youth
Published by AK Press
320p, brown and black duotone, softcover, 7"x10"
"It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects ahead of them than their parents did, and the pressure to toe the line and be a success is heavier than ever...and so is the temptation to just give up. But there are things in the world worth fighting for!
scrapbook-style collection of essays, excerpts, explanations, and
images pushes back against a culture that relentlessly demands that
kids give up their best ideals, abandon their hopes, forget their
ethical objections to dominant life, soothe their rage, and accept
their fates. From dealing with the cops to dealing with your peers,
from school and community to drugs and sex, from race and class to
money and mental health, Stay Solid! provides
essential support for radically inclined teens who believe that it's
possible for all of us to hang on to our values and build a life we
Compiled and edited by radical urbanist and educator Matt Hern, with the assistance of the youth community at Vancouver's Purple Thistle Centre, Stay Solid! is for kids everywhere, and for anyone who considers themselves an ally