In California 2030, a new faith is born, and Lauren Olamina is convinced her quiet community of Acorn should begin plans to colonize the stars. But society's sudden collapse threatens the group's existence. With her followers brutally enslaved, Lauren must fight back.
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Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led Lauren to found a new faith that teaches God Is Change. But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. And soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers -- or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.