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The Check Out

Jan 21, 2021

Todd Hasak-Lowy is the author of two books for adults, a book of short stories called The Task of this Translator and the novel Captives. He has also written several books for younger readers and young adults. Todd is also a translator of literature from Hebrew to English, taught at the University of Florida for eight years, and currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. In this episode, we focus on discussing his latest book for older kids--We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World, published April 2020. We talk about what non-violent activism is, how creative it can be, and how it can turn weakness into power. We discuss various non-violent movements and their methods. He gives some ideas for parents with curious children who ask how they can help make positive change in the world. Learn more about his work at