“In a time that looms around the corner of today, in a place on the edge of our nation...”
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