Heather McGhee says that racism is profoundly damaging for us all, not only for people of color — which means that when we tackle inequality, we create a better future for everyone. In The Sum of Us, she laid out the devastating costs of inequality and charted a hopeful path towards a better future. She continued her work with her The Sum of Us podcast — produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground — in which she travelled America, uncovering stories of everyday people coming together across division to make tangible change in their communities.
Now, she’s bringing her message of solidarity to a new audience — the thinkers, activists, and leaders of tomorrow — with The Sum of Us: Adapted for Young Readers, now on shelves. This accessible book, based on her New York Times bestseller, challenges young readers to fight against inequality and dream of a world in which we can all thrive together. Condensed and equally brilliant, the Young Readers version empowers a new generation of leaders to find strength and hope in each other.