Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more!

"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power.

Some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make.

Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul or Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement.

Authors include: Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Gayle Forman, Romina Garber, I. W. Gregario, Kate Hart, Bendan Kiely, David Levithan, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jeff Zentner, and Nicola Yoon.

Audiobook Table of Contents:
Introduction, read by Rose Brock
We, by David Levithan, read by Michael Crouch
Different Dances, by Alex London, read by Michael Crouch
Before and After, by Libba Bray, read by Kate Rudd
Wings and Teeth, by Kate Hart, read by Kate Rudd
Now More Than Ever, by Angie Thomas, read by Bahni Turpin
The Two Types of Secrets, by Ally Carter, read by Tavia Gilbert
Rundown, by Ally Condie, read by Tavia Gilbert
Cation: This Hope is NSFW (But It Shouldn’t Be), by I.W. Gregorio, read by Nancy Wu
Surviving, by Marie Lu, read by Nancy Wu
Nobody Remembers the Names of People Who Build Walls, by Jeff Zentner, read by MacLeod Andrews
Always, by Nic Stone, read by Adenrele Ojo
Love, by Nicola Yoon, read by Adenrele Ojo
Shot of Hope, by Gayle Forman, read by Erin Spencer
In the Past, by Jenny Torres Sanchez, read by Kyla Garcia
Baseball Pasta, by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, read by Kyla Garcia
Don’t Listen to the A**holes, by Atia Abawi, read by Mozahn Marno
The Dreadful Summer of 1991, by Howard Bryant, read by Prentice Onayemi
Hoping for Home, by Julie Murphy, read by Rebecca Soler
Born in Argentina, Made in America: The Immigrant Identity, by Romina Garber, read by Rebecca Soler
Chah-Muh, by Renée Ahdieh, read by January LaVoy
The Only One I Can Apologize For, by Aisha Saeed, read by Mozahn Marno
The Kids Who Stick, by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely, read by Guy Lockard and Chris Andrew Ciulla