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Congregational Life: Volunteers, Teams, Leaders & Outreach: Developing Young Leaders

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

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               Finding Beauty          A Girl's Bill of Rights                    Liberty's Civil Rights Road Trip                         Para Todos - For All     Pinkie Promises     Sarah Rising          Sofia Valdez's Big Project Book for Awesome Activists     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park               Walking for Water | Kids Can Press     Look Inside Walking toward Peace               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.

Tweens & Teens

Ancestor Approved     Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way               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: Amazon.com: Books     The Purpose Gap     Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges     The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks     Rolling Warrior     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park     To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope     We Can     

Chapter Books to Fuel Social Justice Movements

Websites

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

howtokeepgenzinyourpews

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

     Raising Engaged Humans: A Book List for Big-Hearted Parents     

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Adult Books

The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World