“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 epic new 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 best-selling author brings his 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 pre-teens 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.
Harari’s writing style is accessible and entertaining, applying plain language to complex questions and using humour as a way into serious topics. Each volume in the series will explore a different part of our history, kicking off with 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. 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.