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12th February, 2021

Inspiring young people across three continents share their stories of change

In celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, best-selling author Margaret Rooke has reunited with nine inspiring young people to bring you a moving live discussion.

‘You can change the world!’ by Margaret Rooke is a book that tells the stories of more than 50 of today’s teenagers who’ve dared to change the world they live in. It was written to show other teens they can do the same. The book explores young people’s experiences of being volunteers, social entrepreneurs and campaigners, online and beyond. They explain how they have survived in a world often obsessed by celebrity, social media and appearance, by refusing to conform to other’s expectations. You can buy a copy of the book at Waterstones, local bookshops and online.

This Fairtrade Fortnight, nine inspirational teenagers from Margaret’s book have reunited to discuss their stories and inspire others to achieve, against all odds.

If you want to create genuine impact in the world, this book and discussion may be the encouragement you need. The interviews cover environmental change, dealing with cyberbullying, fighting for Fairtrade, fundraising for charities, pushing for animal rights, and much more. The discussion is around the length of a lesson – perfect for classroom inspiration! Pour yourself a Fairtrade cuppa and join best-selling author, Margaret Rooke, for a trip around the world to hear the inspiring stories of teenagers who have dared to change the world they live in.

You can view this inspiring discussion and much, much more at the ‘Choose the world you want’ Festival in celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight.

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