2 Billion Under 20: How Millenials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World

Stacey Ferreira and Jared Kleinert. St. Martin's, $25.99 (320p) ISBN 978-12500-6761-6
This impressive compendium from 21-year-old MySocialCloud cofounder and AdMoar founder Ferreira, and 18-year-old Synergist founder Kleinert, refutes the popular notion that Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who never leave their parents' basements. There are more than two billion people in the world under the age of 20, comprising nearly a third of the world's population, and if this book is any indication, they are brimming with confidence that "we are the ones who are going to change the world, and, in fact, we already are." The 75 people chosen to contribute first-person narratives are changing the world in a broad range of ways. They include a Nigerian entrepreneur, a peacemaker in rural Morocco, a poet, scientists, the founder of a video production company, a documentarian, a tennis prodigy who has also started three companies, and a YouTube star. What's notable about these young people, aside from their impressive accomplishments, is their tendency to think of their work globally, and as a way to inspire others. The pieces typically offer advice to peers, stress the importance of risk-taking and social action, and share lessons learned from past struggles. This book would make an excellent graduation gift for ambitious Millenials. (July)
Reviewed on: 06/22/2015
Release date: 05/05/2015
Genre: Nonfiction
Ebook - 320 pages - 978-1-4668-7608-8
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