Out Now: “The Union” Brings a Fresh Perspective to the Coveted Dystopian Fiction Genre

Out Now: “The Union” Brings a Fresh Perspective to the Coveted Dystopian Fiction Genre

Award-winning author, influencer, and body-positivity activist Leah Vernon has released her first  YA novel. “The Union” is a gripping dystopian story about the power of friendship, following a Black teenager living in a polarized, war-torn society.

In this coming of age story, 18-year-old Avi Jore lives in a futuristic world ridden with mass oppression of the lower class and enslaved, ruled by a powerful upper class called “Elites.” Avi, who was born into the Elite social group of the society, awakens to the cruel reality that the ruling class is contributing to systematic oppression. During Avi’s journey of self-actualization she meets Saige Wilde, an enslaved girl whose goal is to escape the system in hopes of a better life. 

Publishers Weekly called “The Union” “thought-provoking” and said that “readers will find it easy to invest in Vernon’s complex political tale.” 

Leah Vernon is also the author of “Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim” (2019). 

To learn more about Vernon’s upcoming projects click here