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Activist and journalist Shaun King reflects on the events that made him one of the most prominent social justice leaders of our time and lays out a clear action plan for you to join the fight.

As a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King has become one of the most recognizable and powerful voices on the front lines of civil rights in our time. His commitment to reforming the justice system and making America a more equitable place has brought challenges and triumphs, soaring victories and crushing defeats. Throughout his wide-ranging activism, King’s commentary remains rooted in both exhaustive research and abundant passion.

In Make Change, King offers an inspiring look at the moments that have shaped his life and considers the ways social movements can grow and evolve in this hyper-connected era. He shares stories from his efforts leading the Raise the Age campaign and his work fighting police brutality, while providing a road map for how to stay sane, safe, and motivated even in the worst of political climates. By turns infuriating, inspiring, and educational, Make Change will resonate with those who believe that America can - and must - do better.

The special guest contributors to this title, by chapter:

  • Foreword - Bernie Sanders
  • Book introduction - Chuck D
  • Chapter one - Bianca Austin
  • Chapter two - Reverend Polk
  • Chapter three - Lecrae
  • Chapter four - Ady Barkan
  • Chapter five - Busta Rhymes
  • Chapter six - Cedric the Entertainer
  • Chapter seven - Carmen Perez
  • Chapter eight - Tamika Mallory
  • Chapter nine - Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Chapter 10 - Tan France
  • Chapter 11 - Charlamagne tha God
  • Chapter 12 - Lee Merritt 
©2020 Shaun King (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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I haven't made it all the way through yet but I'm so impressed with this story. Shaun is a legend!

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A living legacy

This book is for anyone who is looking for guidance on how to successfully make change in whatever is the most important issue in their life

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so beautiful

thank you so much for sharing insights you've gathered over the years all into this one book

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Make Change! Loved It.

My first Audio Book! Thank you Shaun King, this is exactly what we needed. The entire book is thought provoking. Chapters 3 and 12 resonated the most. When is your next book?

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Wow Shaun

Make change is a beautiful journey and I loves every minute of it. Thank u man

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  • Nathan
  • 2020-08-05

Injustice is whatever you feel it should be

In the beginning, harshly criticizing George Washington, and in the middle "...you can’t name a revolution or a revolutionary who didn’t have real struggles or flaws – it comes with the territory." The double standard for what is 'just' or 'unjust' is glaring, and solely subjective. Shaun King is a gifted writer, speaker, and the book was an easy listen - albeit based virtually solely in feeling, emotion, and subjective opinion. The dearth of objective fact, sources, or reliable standards is unfortunately not unexpected, but still disappointing.

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  • m martin
  • 2020-08-19

Make Change and Change the world!

I love this book! I enjoyed listening to this book and how he gives the necessary detailed steps on what we can all do to make change. I binged this in a couple of days. Shaun and his crew put this book together beautifully. The music is great. The amazing people he has introducing to each chapter is great. This book keeps your attention and is great to encourage you to take action and make change. Im buying a copy for my partner!

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  • Anora McGaha
  • 2020-08-04

Electrifying

Just a couple of chapters in on the just-out “Make Change” by Shaun King and I am riveted. He is compelling. King’s personal story, son of a white woman and a black man in America, very light-skinned, seen as black, set in the violent history of his town, is chilling.

King’s narration is charged yet contained, down-to-earth, highly focused. He connects the dots, more like connecting the wires. King is electrifying; I have to remind myself to breathe.

Nothing theoretical about this; hard-won experience and results.

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  • QueenT7
  • 2020-08-04

The Must Have Book of this era!

Shaun King is on fire in this electrifying message to the masses in the fight for Equality & Social Change. I could barely wait to get my hands on it.

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  • Carlos Wallace
  • 2020-09-26

Misleading

This is simply a replay of racial atrocities from his perspective. Not what I was expecting.

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  • 2020-08-29

So insightful, Impactful and incredibly important!

Thank you Shaun King for the work you do. Thank you for this window into your life and the retelling of stories that need to be heard and understood by all!

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  • PurpleKisses
  • 2020-08-27

IMPACTFUL & LIFE CHANGING

This book just changed my life. It made me think bigger and inspired me to take action and pursue what I was created to do in this world. Best book I’ve read of 2020 and won’t be my last time reading. A must read for anyone looking to make true impact and effect real change in ANY cause or issue they stand behind.
Well done Shaun King!

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  • Deeon
  • 2020-08-25

Captivating, Motivational, and Heartfelt Read

I loved listening in to this audio book. The stories of how Shaun King's life experiences motivated him to make a change was like many stories of others so saddening yet captivating. His example of failing while trying to make change because of ego and a lack of thorough planning stood out to me. THE SELF CARE CHAPTER spoke volumes to me as it reminds me of the hurt so many of our people carry throughout life and gives helpful tips on working through the hurt. I appreciated the words of motivation and insight used for the transitions from chapter to chapter. Great book for those who really want to create change and do not know where or how to start. Thank you Shaun King!

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  • Christopher B. Clausi
  • 2020-08-22

Never Disappointed

Shaun King never disappoints. I always feel like he give you 100% of himself in everything he does and Make Change is no different.

I’m encouraged, challenged, and determined. Shaun always gives us action steps that we truly can take to make change in a process, a system, and even in our own lives.

Thanks Shaun! You did it again!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-21

First step in being the change you want to see

Being the change you want to see in the world starts with you! Shaun King made me feel like I was not alone or crazy for feeling the way I do when it comes to dealing with life it’s self and trying to create change with the many roadblock created by ourselves or the unjust world we live in. After reading this book I felt the confidence and courage to continue the work in fighting for social justice that I felt I lost over the past few years. Thank you dearly for this amazing knowledge and sharing your story and experiences that help us relate and encourage us to Make Change!

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  • sadlobster
  • 2021-05-08

Too personal

Not as inspiring as I hopped. The message is very important, so I wouldn't like to discourage you from reading it if you haven't read similar books before. I often had the impression that the author is putting hinself too much at the center of the message. It is not so logic sometime. For exemple, he is very much aware of the futility of the social media but it seems like he is feeding from it. This ambiguity is maybe part of the reality in the fight for social causes. I wish he would have talked more about the positive long term effect of education, which is the key to nearly all problems.