In this young readers edition of her New York Times bestseller Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie Ajayi Jones uses her honesty and humor to inspire teens to be their bravest, boldest, truest selves, in order to create a world they would be proud to live in.
The world can feel like a dumpster fire, with endless things to be afraid of. It can make you feel powerless to ask for what you need, use your voice, and show up truly as your whole self. Add the fact that often, people might make you feel like your way of showing up is TOO MUCH.
BE TOO MUCH, and use it for good. That is what it means to be a troublemaker. In this book, Luvvie Ajayi Jones - bestseller of books, sorceress of side-eyes and critic of culture - gives you the permission you might need to be the troublemaker you are, or wish to be. This is the book she needed when she was the kid who got in trouble for her mouth when she spoke up about what she felt was not fair. This is the book she needed when kids made fun of her Nigerian accent. This is the book that she needed when it was time to call herself a writer, but she was too scared.
As a Rising Troublemaker, you need to know that the beautiful, audacious life you want is on the other side of doing the things that will scare you. This book will help you face and fight your fear and start living that life ASAP.
May 17, 2022
12 and up
Grade 7 & Up
Luvvie Ajayi Jones
is an award-winning author, speaker, and podcast host, who thrives at the intersection of humor, media, and justice. She is the author of the New York Times
bestsellers Professional Troublemaker
and I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual
. Luvvie is an internationally recognized speaker, and she runs a community for disruptors, called LuvvNation.
Find out more about Luvvie at Luvvie.org, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @Luvvie.
Praise for Rising Troublemaker:
“Readers are given the confidence to demand more, without feeling guilty or judged. Young people, especially Black teen girls, will appreciate Jones’ affirmations and kick-ass self-empowerment wisdom. Highly recommended." –Booklist
, starred review
“The author’s conversational tone and transparent honesty include opening up about her own moments of growth. The goal of dismantling fear is presented in an easy-to-understand format that makes it seem possible. Overall, the narrative’s humor and humility make for an engaging and thought-provoking read. An honest guide for personal growth and fighting injustice." –Kirkus