In Fall 2013, Adam Fletcher published a new book exploring the ways children and youth are treated throughout society. Ending Discrimination Against Young People is available on Amazon.com and from select distributors.
Most books about young people begin with the idea that children and youth are less than adults, and then proceed to offer various techniques to make them grow up. In his analysis, Fletcher begins instead by asking, “Who are young people today, and what do they truly face?” What follows from that place is a new understanding of the way the world works today, and powerful ideas that can change homes, schools, government, and businesses right now.
- Name: Ending Discrimination Against Young People
- Author: Adam Fletcher
- Paperback: 190 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 16, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1492183822
- ISBN-13: 978-1492183822
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.5 inches
Available at http://amzn.com/1492183822
“Having been an educator and working with youth for over 20 years, I have always considered myself an advocate for youth. This book really opened my eyes as to how deep rooted this discrimination is and how most of us don’t even give it a second thought. Anyone working with young people should absolutely read this book. It is an essential understanding for the change we wish to see in our education system today.”
—Donna Mikkelsen, founder of The Garden Road School, Crompond, NY
“Adam Fletcher provides an expert look at the revolutionary idea that youth endure, and are harmed by, pervasive age discrimination and supplies supportive advice on how young people and their adult allies can work against it in their daily lives. His perspective as an activist/youth worker/educator (pick whichever one you think is best), a father, and a former young person inform this excellent addition to the youth rights library.”
—Alex Koroknay-Palicz, former executive director of the National Youth Rights Association, Takoma Park, MD
“I loved it. The departure from the typical academic perspective combined with the invested wisdom brings it together well.”
— Jabreel Chisley, 18 year old virtual schooled student and community organizer, Institute for Democratic Education in America, Euclid, OH
“After reading this book, I have to believe youth discrimination is a part of everyone’s life. When you’re 20, you are an adult but society refuses to recognize you as one. That’s not fair, and its making our priorities messed up. This book makes me know I can do something about that!”
—Emily Richardson, young person, Omaha, NE
“This book was really eye-opening and left me with a lot to think about. Now that I understand what adultism is, I can see examples of it in my life and the world around me. I want to be a different kind of parent who gives my kids more appropriate choices.”
—Julian Apilado Lilienthal, mother of two, Deming, NM
“[Fletcher’s] fluid writing makes complicated realities easy to see. Now, I understand the role I have as a parent in youth discrimination. I’ll be a better parent and teacher for my daughters because of this book.”
—Elizabeth Ahlstrom, homeschooling mother of four, Caroline, Alberta, Canada
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