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The Union by [Leah Vernon]

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The Union Kindle Edition

3.8 3.8 out of 5 stars 1,389 ratings

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"A thought-provoking dystopian novel..." -Publishers Weekly

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Activist and author Leah Vernon dares to imagine a world where Black citizens rule. In the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale, Vernon plays with current concepts such as race and class and places them in a dystopian future with a glimmer of hope—could a revolution be on the horizon? The Union is absorbing and disturbing but ultimately packed with love—the love the protagonists, Saige and Avi, have for each other and for humanity (what’s left of it). This novel is anything but comfortable, and I couldn’t put it down.

Underneath the current of the dystopian world of this book, set one thousand years in the future, is a tale of an unlikely friendship between Avi and Saige. They live at odds with the deeply divided overthrown United States in which they live, where race is king, citizens of the Lower Resident communities are in danger of being killed off by a deadly experiment, and anyone of mixed race is a criminal.

Avi is an elite from a powerful political family. Saige is a mixed-race worker turned fugitive after an uprising gone wrong in the lower divisions. They are not supposed to cross paths let alone become friends. Avi, who is in line to succeed her father and assume political power, becomes disillusioned by the injustice she sees around her. Saige is wiser than her years, has seen a lot, and wants nothing more than to escape. But when the two come together, their vision for themselves and for society expands. I hope you love this book as much as I did.

—Melissa Valentine, Editor

About the Author

Leah Vernon is an author, body-positive activist, and the first international plus-size Hijabi model. During her double master’s program, she started a blog about being a fat Black Muslim in Detroit experiencing everything from eating disorders to anti-Blackness. She’s been featured in ads from Target to Old Navy and even made it to the New York Times and HuffPost. She currently resides in New York City. Connect with her on Instagram (@lvernon2000) and on her website:

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09MT7Y5H2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ 47North (Dec 1 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6051 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 335 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1662500351
  • Customer Reviews:
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Leah Vernon is a plus-size Hijabi model, social media influencer, public speaker, and freelance writer. She’s been featured by Buzzfeed, Yahoo, CBS, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Seventeen, and The New York Times, and worked with brands like Adidas and Lululemon. She grew up in Detroit, but currently resides in New York City. Connect with her on Instagram (@Lvernon2000) and on her website (

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