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Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Stay Solid! is essential reading! A beacon of light for youth around the world. This unique collage of voices helps inform, inspire, and uplift the next generation.”— MK Asante, author of It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop
It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects ahead of them than their parents did, and the pressur
Paperback, 350 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by AK Press (first published July 12th 2012)
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Danni Green
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This book was so good, I forgot to get off the train on which I was reading it! Amazingly, this is the first time that has ever happened to me, so that's gotta be worth something. Indeed, a powerful collection of writings. The ones by younger and recently-younger, and/or otherwised marginalized people speaking from their personal experience, were the most interesting and seemed to fit best. There were a few which just seemed out of place, older adults taking a "this is what you should do" tone t ...more
Shay Gabriel
May 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Good - I would give this to teenagers I know.

I'm not really a "youth" anymore, but I think my 15-year-old self would've loved this. And, as a crotchety old man (note: I'm not actually that old years-wise, but I no longer lead the lifestyle of a high school/college kid), I was pleasantly surprised that this did not include the unhealthy attitudes I see in some of the radical scene. There are a variety of perspectives in this, which gives young people room to agree with some and disagree with oth
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this is a GREAT resource, whether or not you identify yourself as a "radical," or whatever. it helps to provide perspectives on issues that almost all teens/people will at some point struggle with. this is absolutely a great read for teens and adults alike, or to just pick up and read a section of when you're struggling. stay solid! gives me hope for the world!
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cool selections for instructors teaching non-dominant/non-mainstream/against-the-grain modes of thought. Reaches far and wide for new and underprivileged points of view.
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let me start off by saying that this book seems to be written by youth, for youth. That, on its own, makes me love it way more. On top of that, it's got some great resources, for sure. At the same time, I don't think I'd give it to the youth in my life.

That's by no means because it's not valuable, or because it's not (in so many ways) beautiful! The book uses a lot of insider language that many youth just becoming politicized may be unfamiliar with. With terms and concepts regularly referenced

Review by Steff Pinch

Though there are many things I wish I could have said to my 14-year-old self, I now realize I could boil it all down to one phrase: "read this book."

Stay Solid!: A Radical Guide for Youth is a beautifully chaotic scrapbook-style tome that gets across nearly everything a burgeoning activist would reasonably be looking to read more about.

Organized by topics like Sex, Media and Community, and interspersed with poetry, photography, comics,
Sam (Sarah)
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I leant this book to a 14 year old friend who is struggling with a great number of things. His review, "It wasn't that great; but it helped me realize I have a lot more control over my life than I thought I did" My response: This makes this a great book. I am so glad I had it to lend, and look forward to lending it many times. For this young person, it changed their path. Thank you.
Wayne Ross
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book for youth and adults who live or work with them. Covers the waterfront of issues from sex/body/gender/relationships to work/class/education/skills and much more. Short articles, poetry, artwork are very accessible and make the book a breeze to just dive into, which is perfect for the target audience.
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