teen books
The Difference Rap
by Hilary Williamson

'It's not easy being green' (Kermit the Frog)  
'If you can dream - and not make dreams your master' (Rudyard Kipling)

Want to follow the crowd?
Even care where it's goin'?
Those fools, all they know is
Which way the wind's blowin'

Keep cool!  Just chill!
Beat your own drums,
Count up your differences,
You make them big sums

Dream your own dreams
Feel what you feel
I dare you - be different!
I dare you -  be real!

'Almost anyone can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human
being can be taught to feel ..
. the moment you feel you're nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day,
to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any
human being can fight; and never stop fighting.(E. E. Cummings)