Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change by Hannah AlperMomentus: Small Acts, Big Change by Hannah Alper

Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change

byHannah Alper

Paperback | November 1, 2017

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One person, one action, one moment can make a difference. Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change provides tangible, real-life, and current examples that back up this idea. This book is more than a "how-to" guide-Hannah Alper gets to the heart of what sparks people to create change. A youth activist herself, Hannah explores the lives of the social activists who have inspired her and the significant impacts they are making locally and globally. Featuring 19 exclusive interviews conducted personally by Hannah with activists, youth change-makers, and celebrities, the book highlights practical examples of the power of positive change in the world, whether large or small. Hannah also shares her personal journey as a youth activist, blogger, motivational speaker, and WE Ambassador. Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change will motivate you to find your spark and give you the tools to make your change happen. "I believe we all have the capacity and responsibility to create change. I don't care how old you are or how young you are, where you live or how much money you have. The ability to create change does not discriminate, it's in everyone." - Hannah Alper
As a young Canadian writer, activist, public speaker, and global citizen, Hannah Alper started her career in activism at the age of nine. Now 14 years old, Hannah has found power in using her voice to inspire, motivate, and empower people of all ages to identify their passion and take action for a better world. Her journey as a youth a...
Title:Momentus: Small Acts, Big ChangeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.18 × 5.5 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:8.18 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:November 1, 2017Publisher:Nelson TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176842373

ISBN - 13:9780176842376


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book for young teens Being a young adult is hard - you have these amazing and creative ideas because you look at the world in a different manner than adults do but it is hard at times to get people to listen to you. You may feel like you are too young to accomplish the things you want, that your voice will not be loud enough, that your help wont make a difference and would your peers treat and look at you differently if you don't follow the norm?. But what if our young adults (and pre-teens) are given the tools, the support and the encouragement to know that you can make a difference? Momentus is an amazing story of a young girl who wanted to make a change and understood that it is little changes that make a huge impact and the world a better place. Hannah began her journey at the young age of nine! Yes nine - pretty amazing right? I fell in love with the way that Hannah writes, she is so personal and has a way of reaching out to you from the pages. Her book feels more like a one on one conversation with her, with her there making you laugh, sharing the good and bad and encouraging you on your own journey. She shares both her good and not so good moments (like when her class mates can make unkind remarks about her 'changing the world') and I liked her honesty. This is a tough age for our youth when they are expected to act like adults but not always given the same independence in return. Sometimes they need that extra encouragement from someone who has already been there to help them along with their own journey. The book is broken down with Hannah's role models and they are all incredible. It was very interesting learning about their stories, some of them I never knew about before. We learn about the issue that they are addressing (anything from homelessness to environment to bullying), what their special gift is and Hannah's reflection and suggestions on how you can help out in that area. Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change is a truly special book written by a gifted young author. She has an amazing talent in writing and inspiring both youths and adults! This book is a must read for all young adults so that they can see even the smallest acts can make a great difference in this world.
Date published: 2017-11-08

From the Author

Hannah Alper is a young, Canadian eco-warrior, change-maker, and social media activist. At the age of nine, Hannah launched her own blog, Call Me Hannah, to share her growing concern for environmental issues and show that small, everyday actions can lead to big change. Since then, she has emerged as a passionate public speaker with a massive social media following, using her voice to inspire others to identify their passion and make change for a better world. Hannah has spoken at TEDx Talks and North American WE Day events alongside Malala Yousafzai. She has also been featured in several publications and talk shows including The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Marilyn Denis Show, and The Strombo Show.

Table of Contents

Exclusive interviews with celebrities and changemakers, including:
— Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
— Lily Collins (Actress and model)
— Michael “Pinball” Clemons (Former Toronto Argonauts player)
— Lilly Singh (Canadian personality)
— Marc and Craig Kielburger (Founders of WE)

Practical examples and commentary around how anyone can make positive change in the world

Explores a range of topics, including the environment, education, bullying, different abilities and homelessness

Colourful photographs and illustrations to engage readers of all ages