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Activist

Portraits of Courage
KK Ottesen
Winner, 2020 CommArts Photography Annual  A speech on the radio.  A high school literature class.  A promise made to a mother.  Activism begins in small ways and in unexpected places. In this inspiring book, over for...
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“Illustrated with remarkable new photographs, and full of pearls of wisdom and advice, Activist is a work of much-needed guidance and hope.”
—Flavorwire

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Winner, 2020 CommArts Photography Annual 

A speech on the radio. 

A high school literature class. 

A promise made to a mother. 

Activism begins in small ways and in unexpected places. In this inspiring book, over forty activists from Billie Jean King to Bernie Sanders and Angela Davis to Edward Snowden recount the experiences that sparked their journeys and share the beliefs that keep them going. These are citizens who met challenge with action. Their visions for peace, equality, and justice have reshaped American society—from voting to reproductive rights, and from the environment to the economy.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 9.8 x 6.9
Age Range: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: 10/08/2019
ISBN: 9781452182773
10/08/2019

“KK Ottesen’s Activist: Portraits of Courage has more than three dozen stories of fighters like Ralph Nader, Edward Snowden, and Angela Davis. They talk movingly about the first time they stood up, spoke out, and took sides”
New York Daily News

“Illustrated with remarkable new photographs, and full of pearls of wisdom and advice, Activist is a work of much-needed guidance and hope.”
Flavorwire

“Ottesen’s powerful photographs immediately draw readers in, adding to the intimacy of these highly readable first-person interviews.”
BookPage