Seattle Creative Arts Center hosts “Be a Changemaker” book launch September 14


By Joe Veyera

Local author Laurie Ann Thompson will read from her new book, “Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters,” on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Seattle Creative Arts Center (2601 NW Market St), in an event hosted by Secret Garden Books.

This free event marks the launch of the book, which, according to Thompson’s website, is a “how-to guide for young social entrepreneurs who want to effect social change in their communities and around the world. Equal parts instruction and inspiration, the book will include tools and tips, exercises, and profiles of teens who’ve already been there, done that.”

The book has received strong reviews, with author and New York Times columnist David Bornstein saying it’s, “packed with practical advice and inspiration for anyone who has a yearning to build a better world,” and Kirkus Reviews saying that, “teens looking to make a difference will find inspiration as well as real-world strategies for realizing their dreams of being the change they want to see in the world.”

Some of the teens whose stories inspire the book will also be on hand for the event to share their stories.

For more information on the event, or to order a copy of the book from Secret Garden, click here.

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