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We Are Free, You and Me

Author: Colin Kaepernick; 

Illustrator: Gladys Jose

3  -  8
Advice and Self-Help

Activists Colin Kaepernick and Nessa Diab present a poetic anthem to your brilliance, your beauty, your very existence. Every child has the right to be free. . . the right to reach. . . the right to dream. . . This lyrical affirmation of what freedom truly means celebrates the principles of Colin and Nessa's Know Your Rights Camp -- an international movement that has inspired thousands of young people to rejoice in their inherent goodness. We Are Free: You & Me invites even the youngest readers to embrace the Know Your Rights Camp ideals, and to believe they are loved and worthy, just because. . .


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Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is a Super Bowl quarterback and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who fights oppression globally. He founded the Know Your Rights Camp, which advances the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown people through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders. In 2019, he started Kaepernick Publishing to empower a new generation of writers and creators through the development and publication of meaningful works of all genres that focus on amplifying diverse views and voices.


Nessa Diab

Nessa Diab is co-founder of the Know Your Rights Camp, a non-profit organization she launched with Colin Kaepernick. She’s a dedicated community advocate who spearheaded the distribution of Colin Kaepernick’s Million Dollar Pledge to organizations that work in underserved communities such as Black Veterans for Social Justice and DREAM. In addition to her social justice and advocacy work, Nessa is a notable media presence. She hosts afternoon drive 3-7pm weekdays on New York City’s legendary radio station, HOT 97, along with her nationally syndicated show Nessa On Air that captivates over a million listeners weekly. In addition, she hosts MTV's VMAs and Reunions shows, and was also nominated for a New York Emmy for “Talk Stoop.” Nessa's impact extends to the "Nessa OFF Air" podcast, a comedic focus on self-improvement through the lens of Nessa’s life experience, pop culture, and social issues. Nessa's philanthropy includes the Nessa On Air Scholarship to support her mentees preparing for college in partnership with Lower East Side Girls Club. A University of California, Berkeley graduate, Nessa co-founded Kaepernick Media, showcasing Black and Brown creators in media.