No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America
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About the Author
Symone Sanders is a senior advisor for former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign. A juvenile justice advocate, she formerly served as chair of the Coalition of Juvenile Justice Emerging Leaders Committee and as a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice. She is a former CNN political commentator and been a resident fellow at both Harvard University's Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School and the University of Southern California's Center for the Political Future. She lives in Washington, DC.
"Symone's honest and profound reflection on standing up and speaking out is sure to inspire young people across the country to become the change agents the world needs." -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters
"Full of spirit, wisdom, and unapologetic truth-telling, No, You Shut Up should be required reading for young activists of all stripes." -- Beverly Bond, founder of Black Girls Rock!
"The powerful message of her book can be encapsulated by these three sentences: 'No one is going to hand you power or open the door for you to voice your opinion or your desires. You have to demand it. And part of the way you do that is saying out loud, to anyone who will listen, what it is that you want, and then backing those words up with actions.' Provocative, galvanizing words that should inspire others to take action against the status quo." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Sanders engages readers who feel politically silenced, walking them through the structures of political power, redefining normalcy, engaging with revolutionary ideals, bridging ideological gaps, and being persistent....A much-needed pep talk for Democrats during the 2020 election cycle. Recommended for readers interested in contemporary U.S. politics." -- Library Journal