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Article  •  11 November 2022


A look inside Unstoppable Us

Take a peek inside the amazing new children’s book, Unstoppable Us. Written by Yuval Noah Harari, the author of Sapiens, this book provides the same amazing insight now for younger readers

Have you ever wondered how we came to be the unstoppable species we are today?

‘We humans aren’t strong like lions, we don’t swim as well as dolphins and we definitely don’t have wings! So how did we end up ruling the planet?’ the book asks. ‘The answer to that is one of the strangest tales you’ll ever hear. AND it’s a true story.’

The first in a four-volume series, Unstoppable Us touches on four key themes.

  1. Humans Are Animals
  2. The Sapiens’ Superpower
  3. How Our Ancestors Lived
  4. Where Did All the Animals Go?

With gorgeous full-colour illustrations and approachable language, the book dives into each of these key points, illuminating a whole new side of history. While it’s aimed at young readers, this book is just as intelligent and informative as Yuval’s multi-million bestselling adult book, Sapiens. From explaining how fire shrank our stomachs to analysing what football teaches us about our species, this book is a delightful exploration of the rise of the human race.

Unstoppable Us is the book that I wanted to read as a kid,’ says the author. ‘It tells the history of humans since the time we were just apes living in the savannah, until the time we almost became god-like by flying in airplanes and spaceships. It’s a fun book – I hope young readers won’t want to put it down; and it’s also dead serious – aiming to preoccupy you with the questions it raises. Every question from why we have nightmares and why we like sugar, to why people believe in gods and why there are so many wars. Unstoppable Us has one key message for kids: The world in which we live didn’t have to be the way it is. People made it what it is. And people can change it.”

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Hey grown-ups, if you haven't read Sapiens yet, now's the perfect time! 

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Unstoppable Us, Volume 1
From the author of the multi-million bestselling Sapiens comes an incredible new story of the human race, for younger readers.
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