“We humans aren’t strong like lions, we don’t swim as well as dolphins, and we definitely don’t have wings! So how did we end up ruling the world? The answer to that is one of the strangest tales you’ll ever hear. AND it’s a true story.”
(Harari, Unstoppable Us)
Unstoppable Us is the New York Times bestselling children’s book series from Yuval Noah Harari, to be published in 4 volumes, with beautiful colour illustrations by Ricard Zaplana Ruiz.
In this immersive and mind-blowing adventure, the bestselling author brings his accessible signature style to a younger audience for the first time, revealing that humans have a superpower, and that we’ve used it to create strange and mysterious things — from ghosts and spirits to governments and corporations. We are all-conquering and insatiable, most creative and most destructive. Or in a word, unstoppable!
The series engages middle-grade readers with the baffling true story of the most powerful animals on the planet, highlighting that the world in which we live didn’t have to be the way it is. People made it what it is, and people can change it.
Each book in the series explores a different part of our history, using humour as a way into serious topics. Whether you’re 9 or 99, Unstoppable Us can be enjoyed by anyone who ever wondered: Who are we? And how did we get here?
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This book series is produced by Sapienship – the social impact company co-founded by Itzik Yahav and Yuval Noah Harari – in collaboration with editorial teams at C.H. Beck and dtv publishing houses.
ABOUT VOLUME 1 – HOW HUMANS TOOK OVER THE WORLD
The series kicks off Volume 1, How Humans Took Over the World, which invites young readers to discover why money is the most successful fairy tale ever, how fire shrank our stomachs, and what the game of football tells us about being human.
This is the story of humanity as you’ve never heard it before, with dwarves, giant snakes, a Great Lion Spirit that lives above the clouds, and the finger of a 50,000 year old child revealing mysteries of our origins.
ABOUT VOLUME 2 – WHY THE WORLD ISN'T FAIR
Humans may have taken over the planet, but what about the way we live together? Most history books are full of kings, queens and generals: where did they all come from? Why do some people have so much while others have so little? Unstoppable Us continues with Volume 2, Why the World Isn’t Fair.
It tells the story of how an innocent experiment in growing wheat 10,000 years ago led to famine, plague and war, and still affects how we live now. Explore how ancient greeks developed writing, and why we have to pay taxes. Meet two chatty skeletons, a crocodile with gold earrings, and fifty billion depressed chickens. Discover where everything went wrong, and how we might still get it right.