Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change
Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change was written by a teenage girl named Hannah Alper. Hannah is an activist, Me to We Ambassador, and motivational speaker. I had the chance to see Hannah Alper host We Day Canada in Ottawa, so when I heard she had written a book, I just had to read it. I was curious what a 15 year old could write about. It turns out Hannah interviewed people who have identified an issue and used their gifts or talents to make a change (Issue + Gift = Change). She says these people are her role models. What I liked about Momentus is that I got to learn about people who have made big changes in their communities. Before reading this book, I had heard of Spencer West, Malala Yousafzai, and Mark and Craig Kielburger. I learned about so many other amazing people while reading Momentus. I loved reading about Vivienne Harr, who raised over $100,000 from a lemonade stand to end child labor. At the end of each chapter, Hannah writes “Hannah’s Reflection,” where she shares ideas, like her family’s year in a jar or using your gift to make change. Of all of the books I have reviewed, Momentus is my all-time favorite. I wish that I could give it 100 stars. I would recommend Momentus to kids who are interested in making a change in their communities.Momentus showed me that no matter how old you are, you can make a change.