Nonfiction Book Award Status: SILVER
Americans live in an era of political turmoil where tensions are heightened, and conflict is the new normal. Having grown up in this environment, millennials know nothing different. Their experiences have resulted in disillusionment and frustration with the political norm. In sum, they have caught a case of the Bellwether Blues. The resulting skepticism has brought out the worst in those who engage in political dialogue, only adding more fuel to the fire.
In an era where the political world is ablaze with hatred, Bellwether Blues: A Conservative Awakening of the Millenial Soul offers a highly effective antidote. Rather than allowing the ends to justify the means, the author encourages conservatives to rethink their approach to reaching the millennial generation. Because, while many are leaving the Left, this does not mean that they are embracing the Right. Fight or flight might be the natural response to conflict, but there is a third option for conservatives if they choose: make friends. This counterintuitive approach is gleaned through the stories of seven millennials in Wood County, Ohio who changed their voting preferences from liberal to conservative.
Jonathan Jakubowski is the author of a newly-released book that has gained national attention. He and his book have been featured on the Rush Limbaugh Show, Newsmax, the Washington Times, Newsweek, The New York Times, BBC World News, The Federalist, and dozens of other leading media outlets. He is also Director of SmartSolve, an award-winning startup business focused on sustainable packaging. Jonathan played football and received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. He is the Founder of Champions in Action and is the Chairman of the Forge Leadership Network Board of Directors.