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Rising Troublemaker is the Book for Your Teens and Students!

Growing up is tough and adulthood is a scam. I say this cuz while we were learning about isosceles triangles or whatever, nobody was telling us not to sign up for that credit card in college and ruin our credit for 2 decades. There are TOO many things that we didn’t learn as teenagers that we should have.

Folks never told me that when I start working, I am supposed to negotiate my salaries. Nobody told us that to be well-functioning human beings, our job was NOT to people-please our way into bent backs. When I look at my nieces and nephews, I REFUSE to let them stumble over the same blocks I stumbled over, especially when the only thing they need is the information.

There are TOO many things that we didn’t learn as young people that we should have. 

That is why I wrote RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens. I wrote it for 16 year old me who didn’t realize what made her different was her superpower. This is the book I needed at 16, when I still thought I had to be a doctor cuz that’s what I’d been told my whole life. I wrote it to give teenage me the cheat codes that would have been useful.

My hope is to be a possibility model for girls who look like me, to know they too can live audaciously. RISING TROUBLEMAKER would be an amazing gift for your girls. It reads like their favorite auntie dropping affirming and life-changing advice and serves as a reminder to them to dream audaciously and be unapologetically themselves!

The book is out now!!! It’s available in hardcover, eBook and audiobook (which I narrated, with full auntie energy)! I’m super excited for these young people to get their hands on it.

It is a great conversation driver (and we will provide you with a Discussion Guide to garner meaningful conversations around the various topics in the book). More girls need to hear that they can be their WHOLE selves, without apology.

3 Ways to Support RISING TROUBLEMAKER

With your help, we know we can increase visibility of the book and remind these Rising Troublemakers of their power, regardless of who tries to stop them. There is no age requirement when making good trouble, that’s why we want to rally behind the teens and young adults in our lives to make sure they are equipped to carry the torch when our own races end.

Buy a copy for every teen or young adult you know

Parents, administrators, troop leaders, librarians. Grab a copy of this book for the young people in your life! This is the book we all should have had as teenagers, to loan us courage, affirm our wholeness and push us to use our voices and power for our good and the greater good. This book talks to them without talking down to them. It’s the perfect graduation gift this Spring; the
perfect “I want you to win” gift!

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Join the Rising Troublemaker Challenge

Post a picture of you as a teenager, and in the caption, tell us ONE piece of advice that you would tell young you. What did you wish you knew at 14 or 15 or 18? 🤔🤔🤔

Use the hashtag #RisingTroublemaker, and tag me at @Luvvie!

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Join our Sponsorship Train

I have the audacious goal of getting 5,000 copies of this book in the hands of young people all over the US. Join the RISING TROUBLEMAKER Sponsorship Train!

EDUCATORS: If you are a teacher or educator who would like to get RISING TROUBLEMAKER to your students, but don’t have the budget, you can request books and we’ll do our best to match you with a sponsor who will cover the costs! ➡️  Fill out THE EDUCATOR REQUEST FORM.

SPONSORS: Commit to bulk buying books (i.e. 5, 10, 25, 50, 100…) that we will send to educators and students who can’t afford it. Let us know how many books you’d like to sponsor, or your budget by filling out the form. Bless educators who will then bless their students in time for summer break and/or graduation. ➡️  Fill out THE SPONSOR FORM.

Sponsors and educators, visit ➡️ RTSPONSORTRAIN.COM for more details.

I’m SO EXCITED, y’all! This is my first time writing something specifically for teenagers, and I deeply believe in the value of this book for them. Listen, adulthood is a scam. Taxes are terrible necessities and you owe the world your truth. You owe the world your full self. And that’s what I hope kids get when they walk away from this book when they close these pages. I’m really proud of what I did here.

Parents, teachers, aunties, librarians. GRAB A COPY NOW!

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