The Revolution Where You Live

Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America

YES! Magazine cofounder van Gelder uncovers the local heroes in our country’s diverse communities.

By Sarah van Gelder Read by Natalie Hoyt Biographies & Memoirs / Nonfiction / Social Science / Travel English, Unabridged 5h 41m Sell Sheet
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							Like many of us, YES! Magazine cofounder Sarah van Gelder was alarmed about the state of American society; deep divides, racial violence, climate change, economic insecurity, and inequality. She confided her fears to a friend, who said, "If the universe could deploy the one small person that is you, what would it have you do?" Her answer surprised them both: "I'd go out traveling and see for myself." She visited eighteen states and five Indian reservations, big cities and small towns, she headed out on the back roads and into the abandoned neighborhoods. Van Gelder invites you along as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media's radar, are getting stuff done.

"Narrator Natalie Hoyt injects energy and enthusiasm into this hope-filled look at local solutions...An inspiring and thought-provoking series of stories of hope." - Library Journal

"Looking for hope? Here's where to find it. An inspiring account of the grassroots leaders throughout the United States who are confronting racism, the climate crisis, and poverty." - Van Jones, CNN cohost, author, and activist

"Sarah van Gelder's The Revolution Where You Live is filled with stories of people she interviewed as she traveled the country listening to their cries and dreams. Readers of these engrossing stories can go along for this memorable ride of reflection and empathy!" - Ralph Nader, activist, author, and attorney

"I love that this book documents the incredibly powerful and dynamic movements that are taking root around the country. Read it!" - Mark Ruffalo, actor, director, activist, and film producer