new book | February 24, 2023

A New Generation Tackles Inequality: Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us, Now Adapted for Young Readers

With her instant New York Times bestseller The Sum of UsHeather McGhee proved that when we fight inequality, we all win. Now, she’s bringing her crucial message to a new generation with The Sum of Us: Adapted for Young Readers, out this week!

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.

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