Better Than We Found It


by Frederick Joseph & Porsche Joseph

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Black Friend and a seasoned activist comes an indispensable guide to social and political progressivism for young people and anyone wanting to get more involved.

What is disinformation, and how does it influence our lives? How did the wealth gap become so staggeringly wide? Why do so many Americans lack access to quality health care? And—most importantly—what can we do about it all? Through a combination of personal anecdotes and interviews, authors Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph make a compelling case for tackling some of the biggest issues of our day, from gun violence, the prison system, transphobia, and indigenous land theft to climate change, education, housing, and immigration. Covering sixteen topics and featuring more than two dozen interviews with prominent activists, authors, actors, and politicians, this is the essential resource for those who want to make the world better than we found it.

  • From Frederick Joseph, author of the instant New York Times bestselling The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person, and debut author Porsche Joseph comes another essential guide-this one to some of the biggest crises facing our nation
  • Through personal stories and interviews with two dozen prominent activists, authors, actors, and politicians, this essential guide addresses some of today’s most pressing issues, including climate change, gun violence, transphobia, the wealth gap, health care, and housing. An absolute must-read for anyone interested in creating positive change
  • Includes interviews with Chelsea Clinton, Former Secretary of HUD Julián Castro, Academy Award-winning actress Anna Paquin, Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, NYT-bestselling author Nic Stone, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, among many others

Featuring interviews with:
Mehcad Brooks
Keah Brown
Julián Castro
Sonja Cherry-Paul
Chelsea Clinton
Charlotte Clymer
Mari Copeny, aka Little Miss Flint
Greg D’Amato
Jesse Katz
Amed Khan
Daniel Alejandro Leon-Davis
Willy and Jo Lorenz
Ben O’Keefe
Brittany Packnett Cunningham
Anna Paquin
Robert Reich
Brandon T. Snider
Nic Stone
Anton Treuer
Andrea Tulee
David Villalpando
Elizabeth Warren
Shannon Watts
Natalie Weaver

Hardcover | Candlewick Press | 528 pages | 2022

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