It’s a book! It’s a game! It’s got a sticker, and a token, and a secret message! There’s a map of a very special island! BRAVE Books’ new release Fame, Blame, and the Raft of Shame, by U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw, packs in all of that and more—promising hours of pure fun along with moments of insight as elementary-school children learn to resist the cancel culture.
Rep. Crenshaw, Republican Congressman from Texas and former Navy SEAL, was seriously injured in an explosion in Iraq in 2012, suffering the loss of his right eye and impaired vision in his left eye. Despite his massive injuries, Crenshaw remained upbeat and determined; and it is that positive outlook that he hopes to pass along to the younger generation through Fame, Blame, and the Raft of Shame.
Crenshaw has written before about the divisive mob politics that have threatened American culture. His best-seller for adults, Fortitude: American Resilience in the Age of Outrage, encourages readers to demonstrate tolerance and resilience, and to turn away from the prevailing “safety culture” of trigger warnings and safe spaces. We must all, Crenshaw insists, lighten up, toughen up, and begin treating our fellow Americans with respect and grace.