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This Teen Wrote the Literal Textbook on How to Get into Politics

A high school student thinks young people don’t vote because no one tells them how—and he wants to change that.

Teens of America, how did you spend your summer? James Wellemeyer, a 17-year-old rising senior at New Jersey’s Lawrenceville School, wrote a civics textbook. The Lisa Simpson-esque move was prompted by the purest of intentions: Wellemeyer thinks that kids his age aren’t involved in politics enough, and that they could be inspired by a textbook that draws on the experiences and passions of people their age. So he talked to upwards of 60 young people from the ages of 14 to 22, and used their stories about how they got into activism and politics to anchor the book, an endeavor funded by a grant his boarding school gives annually to students who want to take on a summer project. (Wellemeyer says 100 students applied for it this year and only ten got it.)

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