While we were learning about isosceles triangles or whatever, nobody was telling us not to sign up for that credit card in college and ruin our credit for 2 decades. There are TOO many things that we didn’t learn as teenagers that we should have. 

Nobody told us to negotiate everything, or that our jobs were NOT to people please our way to self-betrayal. When I look at my nieces and nephews, I REFUSE to let them stumble over the same blocks I stumbled over.


So, I adapted my NY Times bestselling book Professional Troublemaker into Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens! 

The book, geared towards 12-19 year olds, loans young adults the courage to thrive in a world that can make you feel powerless and voiceless.This is the book I needed at 16, when I still thought I had to be a doctor cuz that’s what I’d been told my whole life. This is the book I’m gonna give my niece who is about to graduate high school, to better prepare her for this world. I’m bringing FULL auntie energy here.

Our goal is to get 5,000 copies of RISING TROUBLEMAKER in the hands of young people all over the United States. We believe deeply in the value of the information in this book.

THREE THINGS you can do to help us make this happen:

  • Educators and librarians: ORDER the books for your classrooms and libraries.
  • Join Our Sponsorship Train: Team Awe Luv will ensure that the books get to teenagers across the United States, through educators who have expressed need.  
  • Request books for your class (if you’re an educator who doesn’t have the budget to purchase books)


1. Buy Rising Troublemaker for a Teen in Your Life

2. Join Our Sponsorship Train

We deeply believe in how valuable this book will be for young people! Sign up for our Sponsorship Train, and we will match you with a classroom or school program that is in need of books. You will be blessing a classroom or two (or 10) with this book, in time for graduation. 

Please fill out the form at the button below, and let us know how many books you’d like to sponsor, or your budget.

3. Request Books for Your Class

If you are a teacher or educator who would like to get RISING TROUBLEMAKER to your students, but don’t have the budget for it, you can request books, and we will do our best to match you with a sponsor who will cover the cost of the books for your classroom. Please fill out the form at the button below, and we will add you to our educators list. 

*Sponsored books are first come, first serve. 


If you have any questions, please reach out to Team Awe Luv at books@aweluv.com

About Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker and podcast host who thrives at the intersection of humor, media, and justice.

Her critically acclaimed books Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens (2022), Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual (2021) and I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual (2016) were instant bestsellers and established her as a literary force with a powerful pen.

Her renowned TED talk “Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable” has over 8.3 million views, has been transcribed into 23 languages, and has placed her in the Top 1% of TED Talks of all time. Luvvie has taken the stage at some of the world’s most innovative and disruptive brands, such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Spotify, Nike, Bank of America, Salesforce, Deloitte, and Clif Bar. She’s been a featured speaker at noted conferences such as: Cannes Lions, SXSW, Leadercast, 3% Conference, and MAKERS Conference. She is also co-creator of the #SharetheMicNow global movement.

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