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Congregational Life: Leaders & Outreach: Young Leaders

tools for empowering leadership, developing joyful, informed volunteers and supporting effective teams which strengthen outreach and hospitality

Tweens & Teens

Ancestor Approved          Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way     A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power     Chingona: Owning Your Inner Badass for Healing and Justice     Diary of a Young Naturalist     Susan Verde I Am One: A Book of Action     In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World     Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing     Practical advice to help kids of all abilities achieve their goals and build a growth mindset     The Power to Bless: How to Speak Life and Empower the People You Love:  Wright, Alan, Chapman, Gary: 9781540900555: Books     The Purpose Gap     Notable Native People     Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges     The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks     Resistance Stories from Black History     Rolling Warrior     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park     Stamped (For Kids)     To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope     We Can     We Rise Higher: Poems and Prayers for Graduates     What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman     Book Image Not Available     Youth to Power

Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way   Study Guide here

Peer Ministry Leadership – Leadership Training Peer Ministry works with all denominations. The theology is Christian, and flows from the Good Samaritan Story, with emphases on relational caring, welcoming and affirming skills. PML is a good fit for many denominations and adapts well for various settings. Programs include:

Children's Books

     All the Feelings Under the Sun     Bella's Recipe for Success     Picture of Birds of the Air               Change Sings  is brought to life by #1  New York Times  bestselling illustrator Loren Long, the artist behind Barack Obama’s children’s book  Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters . Written as a children’s anthem, Gorman’s book reminds the newest generation that they have the power to shape the word with their actions and voices.     Picture of Dream Big, My Precious One          Emilio's Very Bright IDEA          Finding Beauty     Flipflopi: How a Boat Made from Flip-Flops Is Helping to Save the Ocean          A Girl's Bill of Rights                     The Kid with Big, Big Ideas     Liberty's Civil Rights Road Trip     The Little Book of Joy          Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers               Maybe You Might     My Voice Is a Trumpet by Jimmie Allen          Para Todos - For All     Pinkie Promises          Sarah Rising          Say Their Names Trade Book (Hardcover)     Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World     Cyril the Lonely Cloud: 9780192767585: Books     Sofia Valdez's Big Project Book for Awesome Activists     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park               Together     Walking for Water | Kids Can Press     Look Inside Walking toward Peace     We Are Allies!     We Are Better Together     We Wait for the Sun               The Year We Learned to Fly     You Are Revolutionary

Zonia's Rain Forest

Includes a translation of the story in Ashaninka, information about the Ashaninka community, and resources on the Amazon rain forest and its wildlife.

Adult Books

The AOC Generation     A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power     Salty: Lessons on Eating, Drinking, and Living from Revolutionary Women     The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World     Searching for Agabus: Embracing Authenticity and Finding Your Way to You     Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul: How to Change the World in Quiet Ways     The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus     Thrivers by Michele Borba, Ed. D.     To Mend the World: A New Vision for Youth Ministry     Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way     You are Changing the World: Whether You Like it or Not     Book Image Not Available


In Our Library - Children


Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Pueblo Matriarch_PRIMARY.jpg5 Indigenous Women Asserting the Modern Matriarchy

They’re reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.

BY CHELSEY LUGER / Yes! Magazine

MAR 30, 2018

Image: A Sisterhood Is Sacred. Left to Right: April Chavez (Kewa), Talavai Denipah-Cook (Ohkay Owingeh/ Hopi), Jazmin Arquero (Cochiti/Zuni), Dina DeVore (Jemez/Kewa/Laguna), Alexis Wade (Laguna), Marquel Musgrave (Nanbe' Owingeh), and Kim Smith (Diné). Photo by Cara Romero


How to Keep Gen Z in Your Pews by St Olaf College Senior, Holly Beck.

Jessica Guleth wonders, "What does it look like for the voices of our youth to be invited in, heard and included in the ways we do for adults? What needs adjusting in our minds and hearts to see and hear them as members?" in The Future of the Church Is Young.

The Voices of Young People Podcast

Other Book Lists

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In Our Library

CHURCH ON PURPOSE     Cover Image     The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along     Ministry by Teenagers: Developing Leaders from Within  -     By: Jonathan McKee, David R. Smith     Practicing Discernment with Youth | A Transformative Youth Ministry Approach (White)     Illustration by