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Books for people who want to change the world

Recommended reading for anyone in your life who want to understand more about the challenges facing society today and really make a difference, from Greta Thunberg to Ibram X. Kendi.

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These days, there are a lot of reasons to want to make a difference: climate catastrophe, a new Civil Rights movement, mental health crises and continuing discussions over LGBTQ rights and representation.

The good news is that there are lots of brilliant books about how we can get involved and make our voices heard, too. Here are some of the best for those who want to educate themselves, then help change the world. 

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