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Half legend, half real, the stories of the Dandelion Insurrection's spirited resistance fly across the country. Wherever they're told, the people rise up for change.
The Dandelion Trilogy is an unforgettable saga of a people-powered movement for life, liberty, and love. Under the looming shadow of the hidden corporate dictatorship, Zadie Byrd Gray and Charlie Rider ignite a creative, spirited resistance rooted in nonviolent action. Countering political power grabs and corporate steals, the indomitable dandelions mobilize their fellow citizens to take action for people and planet. Across three impossible-to-put-down novels, the Dandelion Insurrection moves from corporate dictatorship to participatory democracy in an unstoppable trilogy that will leave you cheering!
The Dandelion Trilogy is speculative fiction at its best: eerie and prophetic, visionary and uplifting. Each novel stands alone and can be enjoyed in any order. Read as a trilogy from start to finish, they trace the journey of an inspiring social movement for change. People across the country and around the world have been heartened by these novels. The books have been taught in high school classrooms and university-level conflict studies, literature, law and resistance courses. They have been read at tree-sits and activist blockades, and passed hand-to-hand from one person to another.
"When fear is used to control us, love is how we rebel!”
The Dandelion Trilogy is also available with two additional books: The Dandelion Insurrection Study Guide, a nonfiction readers' guide to taking the story off the page and into reality using nonviolent action, and Rise & Resist, a collection of Charlie Rider's essays from the novels that galvanized the courageous resistance.
"Be kind, be connected, be unafraid!" - the slogan of The Dandelion Insurrection.
Readers are saying ...
“In times of despair, we need hope. In times of frustration, we need inspiration. In times of confusion, we need clarity. Rivera brings us all of these and more.” – Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco
“…a nuanced political, moral, and emotional exploration of risks, sacrifices and rewards that a commitment to social justice can elicit in the hearts of some extraordinary people. …I was frequently moved to resist the plot’s incessant pull of haste so that I might linger and relish the rich emotional dynamics within such noble characters. A memorable cognitive and emotional journey." – Nim Batchelor, Professor of Philosophy, Elon University
“…a treasure of a resource; it’s a repertoire of nonviolence techniques disguised as a novel.” – Michael Nagler, Founder and President, The Metta Center for Nonviolence
“If you loved Starhawk’s Fifth Sacred Thing, if you loved Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Dispossessed, if you admire the spirit of the Standing Rock Water Protectors, you will drink in this must-read page-turner . . . an epic story that will move your spirit, bringing tears to your eyes and healing to your soul.” – Rosa Zubizarreta, Author of From Conflict to Creative Collaboration
From the reviewers:
“Close your eyes and imagine the force of the people and the power of love overcoming the force of greed and the love of power. Then read The Dandelion Insurrection. In a world where despair has deep roots, The Dandelion Insurrection bursts forth with joyful abandon.”-- Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink
“I love this book! It beautifully captures the revolution of love that is sweeping the globe, told as an epic novel that will set your heart on fire. A rare gem of a book, a must read, it charts the way forward in this time of turmoil and transformation,…you will love The Dandelion Insurrection!”-- Velcrow Ripper, Canadian Academy Award (Genie) winner, director of Occupy Love
“This novel will not only make you want to change the world, it will remind you that you can.”-- Gayle Brandeis, author of The Book of Dead Birds, winner of the Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction
“THE handbook for the coming revolution!”-- Lo Daniels, Editor of Dandelion Salad
“The Dandelion Insurrection is an updated, more accurate, less fantastical Brave New World or 1984.”-- David Swanson, journalist, author, peace activist
“The Dandelion Insurrection is a prayer seven billion hearts strong and counting.”-- Megan Hollingsworth, Founder of Extinction Witness
“Rivera Sun's The Dandelion Insurrection takes place in a dystopia just a hop, skip and jump away from today's society. A fundamentally political book with vivid characters and heart stopping action. It's a must and a great read.”-- Judy Rebick, activist and author of Occupy This!
“…a beautifully written book just like the dandelion plant itself, punching holes through the concert of corporate terror, and inviting all to join in the insurrection.”-- Keith McHenry, co-founder of the Food Not Bombs Movement
In the words of Tansy Beaulisle, cantankerous attorney-at-law and one of the characters in the Dandelion Trilogy...
If I had my druthers, we'd be suing the paint off the White House walls over unconstitutional laws! Dissent is democratic. Discussion is democratic. Dictatorship is not.
If the justice system doesn't stand up for itself, I'll start my own court of law and try them for being idiots!
We've got a right to speak out. We've got a right to assemble. We've got a right to govern ourselves. We've got a right to resist tyranny within our own government. We've got a right to protect our children from poison.
God ain't gonna forgive politicians for doing Satan's work. This whole world is humanity's cradle and God's children are dying in it.
The breakdown of justice in the United States of America is no joke.
Love is as great a motivator as fear.
Revolutions don't happen because we wake up bored in the morning. Revolutions happen because your husband is locked in jail and the harvest might rot in the ground. Revolutions happen because people get tired of abuse and injustice. Revolutions happen because your heart throws down the gauntlet of its love. Revolutions happen because one woman says, enough.
The greatest force on earth is not the military ... it is the love of the people for each other!