“Eggers (HER RIGHT FOOT) explores the meaning of citizenship in his newest pitcure book. Set against Shawn Harris’s stunning papercut illustrations, each page suggests something that a citizen can do or be. And each page could be used as a launch pad for a class or family discussion. The book encourages participation in difficult conversations as well as practicing kindness to others. When it comes down to it, isn’t that what citizenship is?”
— Cathy Berner (E), Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
This is a book about what citizenship--good citizenship--means to you, and to us all. "In an era of burgeoning student activism, this book] is arriving at the perfect time." -Entertainment Weekly Empowering and timeless, What Can a Citizen Do? is the latest collaboration from the acclaimed duo behind the bestselling Her Right Foot: Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris. This is a book for today's youth about what it means to be a citizen. Across the course of several seemingly unrelated but ultimately connected actions by different children, we watch how kids turn a lonely island into a community--and watch a journey from what the world should be to what the world could be.
About the Author
Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including Heroes of the Frontier, The Circle, and A Hologram for the King. He is the cofounder of: Voice of Witness, an oral-history series focused on human rights; 826 National, a network of writing and tutoring centers; and ScholarMatch, which connects donors and under-resourced students to make college possible. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives and works in Morongo Valley, California.