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There are many books on developing youth leadership. One of them is Youth Leadership: A Guide to Understanding Leadership Development in Adolescents by Josephine A. van Linden and Carl I. Fertman (New York: Jossey Bass Publishing, 1998)
Read more about Doris "Granny D" Haddock. She was 88-years old when she began her cross-country walk in Pasadena, California, and 14 months later at the age of 90, she finished it in Washington, D.C. She went on to run for office and became the subject of a documentary. "Granny D" passed away in early 2010.
Gulf Coast/Hurricane Katrina Resources
EdGate has classroom resources about Hurricane Katrina.
Zeitoun (McSweeney’s: July, 2009) by Dave Eggers
Music for Inspiration
Tale of God's Will (a requiem for katrina) by Terence Blanchard
"Alligator Pie" by the Dave Matthews Band
"Mercy Mercy Me" by Marvin Gaye
"Louisiana 1927" by Randy Newman
Movies for Inspiration
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006, directed by Spike Lee)
Trouble the Water (2008, directed by Tia Lessen and Carl Deal)