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About the book
  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143794394
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $37.00

Stand Up for the Future

A Celebration of Inspirational Young Australians


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Let’s stand up and acknowledge the young Aussies who are using their actions and voices to change our world for the better.

From slam poet Solli Raphael to gender equality advocate Caitlin Figueiredo, soccer star Sam Kerr and youth worker Zack Bryers, this is a book about young people, for everyone. Through activism, innovation, giving back and leading by example, these game changers are building a brighter tomorrow.

Brought to life by colourful illustrations from local artists, this book showcases emerging Aussie talent and encourages readers to create positive social change.

All royalties from sales of this book go to The Smith Family.

  • Pub date: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143794394
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $37.00

Praise for Stand Up for the Future

“I believe this is a must have book for all Australians to read, not just because the royalties go to charity, but because it shows that our young people are thinking of the future, are overcoming the odds and advocating for positive social change.”

Little Big Reads

“Presented as a package of bold, very individual portraits amid strong design features, dramatic use of colour and recurring motifs of upward-pointing arrows, this is a high-energy book to engage and inspire young readers.”

Chloe Mauger, Magpies

“There has been a plethora of bright biographies released about successful people recently. This book distinguishes itself in that it feels more like a presentation night with each individual appearing on the Australian stage as a young Australian achiever.”

Carolyn Hull, Read Plus

“With over 40 stories shared, the reader will also be inspired, as it will empower people to be brave changemakers and to make the world a better place.”

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