One book that celebrates teens is Teens Who Make a Difference in Rural Communities: Youth Outreach Organizations and Community Action by Jean Ford. This book highlights teens who are choosing to work in their own communities to make a difference. They are an inspiration and an encouragement when we are always bombarded with negative news.
Another inspiring book is Iron Heart: The True Story of How I Came Back from the Dead by Brian Boyle. This young man should have died when he was hit by a semi. His insides were completely moved out of their normal position. But, he survived and he came back to run an Iron Man competition. A great book about how a choice to succeed can make a difference.
These are just a couple of books among many that feature young people who are touching the lives around them and the communities that they live in.