Cliff Lewis's debut middle grade novel is a hilarious, heart-warming time heist that makes an inspiring playbook for budding activists. In We the Future, an anxious, asthmatic boy gets recruited by a girl from the future to launch a climate strike big enough to rewrite history.
The debut novel by Cliff Lewis
I'm a time-traveler from the 1990s, presently parked right here in the 2020s.
Weird stories about important things
DIY time-travel and political organizing. Talking lanterns and the destiny of the human race. A '90s time capsule house and the inherited legacy of family conflict. Cliff Lewis is an author and speaker who helps young readers explore weighty subjects through the lens of a wild-eyed, pop culture-addled imagination. He also specializes in freaking out his neighborhood by dictating these stories into his phone while jogging before dawn.
About We the Future
Ever since he learned about climate change, Jonah dreads a weather-beaten future where not even his asthma medication can save him. Luckily, a girl from that future arrives just in time to throw Jonah a lifeline. Sunny traveled back to the 2020s with a mission: Help Jonah launch a climate strike big enough to rewrite history. To do it, he’ll have to recruit his entire school before Halloween. Why so soon? Sunny won’t say. But how can Jonah win over 600 classmates when the only thing he dreads more than the end of the world is talking to other kids?
The debut novel by Cliff Lewis is a compelling introduction to climate science for any young reader unlikely to binge-read the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But, at its heart, We the Future is about more than the climate. It's about the practical steps that everyday kids can take to organize themselves for real world change.