It’s not hard to become pessimistic when it comes to politics and world events these days. With everything that has happened over the last few years, cynicism is not an unexpected response. But if we want a better world, we cannot be pessimistic or cynical. We have to believe that change is possible.
Good Trouble: Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook, by Christopher Noxon, was published in 2019. Using the Civil Rights era as a playbook, Noxon explores how today’s generation can build on what our elders fought for. Using beautiful watercolor illustrations and referencing important leaders such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., Noxon inspires readers to get off their proverbial behinds and step up to the plate.
I loved this book. It is the inspiration that is badly needed now. It is written in such a way that it would encourage anyone that they can make a difference. I also very much appreciated that he highlighted the fact that women were as much were not given the spotlight or the respect they deserved.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely.
Good Trouble: Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook is available wherever books are sold.