Books as Catalyst for Social Change

Your book can make a difference to the lives of the people reading it.
Your book can be a catalyst for change.

Most people I talked to want to write a book for credibility and revenue.

But everyone I talked to wants to write a book to inspire people and create an impact.

Every author has their own reasons to write a book.

Because books are catalysts for social change.

Whether your book creates a mass movement, or it saves just one person’s life, your book can make a difference.

A few weeks ago, I asked some of our African American authors how books related to protests and social change. I shared with you some of the responses from our male authors. Now I’d like to share with you what some of our women authors said.

I think you will be inspired.



Regardless of race, our authors exemplify the universal values of leadership, tolerance and continuous growth.

Here are some excerpts from our conversations:

Marquesa Pettway, Speaker, Author, Business Reinvention Expert, Chair of Black National Speakers Association, Author Bridge Media Author
Quote:

What I love about leveraging books is, it's permanent. Social media disappears, speeches come and go. A book, I can pick up, I can read it. We need to hear people's voices during the time that we're living in.”

(Video length: 1:42)

Tonya FItzpatrick, Author, Speaker, Founder of World Footprints, Author Bridge Media Client
Quote:

People reading books don't necessarily care what ethnicity you are. They will care about the stories. The message is universal.

(Video length: 1:59)

How is your book a catalyst for social change?

I’d love to hear.

 

Let's talk.

by Helen Chang, ABM Editorial Director


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