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Books & Novels


Find All of Rivera Sun’s Books and Novels here!

New Release! Ari Ara’s next adventure is now available through our Community Publishing Campaign. Find The Lost Heir here!


Rebel Song
Rebel Song, a revolution of a poem, by Rivera Sun "A genuine poetic masterpiece that strikes at all of our hearts and opens them to the need for action." - Casey Dorman, Editor of the Lost Coast Review
The Roots of Resistance
The sequel to The Dandelion Insurrection is here! The Roots of Resistance is available now! You're in for a wild adventure as the indomitable dandelions rise to the challenge of intrigues, deception, love triangles, and sabotage with the passion and bold action that will leave you cheering for more!
The Dandelion Insurrection
"When fear is used to control; love is how we rebel!" Under a gathering storm of tyranny, Zadie Byrd Gray whirls into the life of Charlie Rider and asks him to become the voice of the Dandelion Insurrection. With the rallying cry of life, liberty, and love, Zadie and Charlie fly across America leaving a wake of revolution in their path. Passion erupts. Danger abounds. The lives of millions hang by a thin thread of courage, but in the midst of the madness, the golden soul of humanity blossoms . . . and miracles start to unfold! LEARN MORE>>
The Dandelion Insurrection Study Guide
NEW! Study Guide to The Dandelion Insurrection! You'll love this lively, engaging journey into the heart of The Dandelion Insurrection's story of nonviolent action! Taking lessons off the page and into our lives, author Rivera Sun guides us through the skills and strategies that created the thrilling adventure of The Dandelion Insurrection. Using your favorite scenes from the book and also drawing on historical examples of nonviolent struggles, this study guide brings the story to life in an exciting way. Use this study guide on your own, or gather your friends, neighbors, elders, and students. Together we’ll explore how ordinary people can make extraordinary change! LEARN MORE>>
Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars
FREE EARTH FLAG with this novel! Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars is a soaring tribute to the beauty of the human spirit. The ghost of John Henry haunts Jack Dalton, a coal company lawyer, and challenges him to stand up to the steam drills of contemporary America. Meanwhile, young Henrietta Owens, activist and mother, captivates the nation with some tough-loving truth about the environment, the economy, justice and hope. Author/Actress Rivera Sun sings the anthem of our times, rallies us to meet adversity with gusto, and celebrate the courage of the everyday hero. LEARN MORE>>
The Way Between - First Edition
The First Edition release of the already much-loved book, The Way Between! Between flight and fight lies a mysterious third path called the Way Between, and young shepherdess and orphan Ari Ara must master it . . . before war destroys everything she loves! She begins training as the apprentice of the great warrior Shulen, and enters a world of warriors and secrets, swords and magic, friendship and mystery. She uncovers forbidden prophecies, searches for the lost heir to two thrones, and chases the elusive forest-dwelling Fanten to unravel their hidden knowledge. A wonderful story for our times! Kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, peacebuilders and activists all love The Way Between!
Billionaire Buddha
Billionaire Buddha: from fabulous wealth to unlimited blessings, the price of enlightenment may bankrupt billionaire Dave Grant. Emotionally destitute in the prime of his career, he searches for love and collides with Joan Hathaway. The encounter rattles his soul and unravels his world. Capitalism, property, wealth, mansions: his notions of success crumble into dust. From toasting champagne on top of the world to swigging whiskey with bums in the gutter, Dave Grant’s journey is an unforgettable ride that leaves you cheering!


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Skylandia: Farm Poetry from Maine
In a collection of writings delightfully and aptly referred to as "farm poetry", author Rivera Sun reveals an intimate portrait of her days growing up on an organic farm in Maine. With wry humor and lavish precision, the words of this volume evoke the essence of pine forests, summer fields, cold snow . . . and the authenticity of a farm girl in Maine.
Freedom Stories Volume One
Thousands of people have risen in awe-struck standing ovations on hearing Rivera Sun Cook’s trilogy of one-woman plays “The Freedom Stories of Lala“. Now Rivera is offering the beauty and wisdom of these plays in print. She has chosen the most memorable parts of the plays and has included her new personal commentary that expands the heartfelt meaning of the Lala experience. This book can take you places you never dreamed possible. LEARN MORE>>
The Imagine-a-nation of Lala Child
The full script of the much acclaimed play and special commentary from playwright/performer Rivera Sun Cook. Study the hidden meanings of the script or read it aloud for friends, either way this book is a great read. Welcome to 1890 Lovely, Kansas, a drought-stricken all-negro town, where a Chinese man rides a dust storm into ten year old Lala’s home and wins her Mamalou’s heart, spurring the gossipy shock of everybody else. Lala’s lyrical and imaginative child’s eye lends fresh perspective to ages old racial issues, washing us all with the sweet wisdom of an old soul in a small body.


Book Club Special
Book Club Special
10 Novels of Any of Rivera Sun's books + Author Skype w/ Rivera Sun. Choose from The Dandelion Insurrection, The Roots of Resistance, Billionaire Buddha, The Way Between, or Steam Drills. Author Rivera Sun will email you after your purchase to find out which book and to set up your skype call. Perfect for book clubs, affinity groups, and educators.
Book Club Special - 6 Novels & 6 Study Guides, and Live Skype with Rivera Sun!
UPDATED! Gather your friends, book club members, or fellow activists. Rivera Sun's much-loved novel The Dandelion Insurrection now comes with a fun, easy-to-use study guide to nonviolent action. Taking lessons off the page and into our lives, author Rivera Sun guides us through the skills and strategies that created the thrilling adventure of The Dandelion Insurrection. Using your favorite scenes from the book and also drawing on historical examples of nonviolent struggles, this study guide brings the story to life in an exciting way. Save $75 when ordering novels and study guides through this special offer! (Please note, this offer is for the U.S. only. Readers in Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries can email us to set up a Book Club package w/ reasonable shipping: info@risingsundancetheater.com) LEARN MORE>>
Book Club Special - 10 Sets of the Novel & Study Guide
Go bold! Go big! Gather a group of ten to read and discuss The Dandelion Insurrection. This larger version of the Book Club Special offers 10 Dandelion Insurrection novels and 10 study guides at a discount rate, perfect for your book club, school group, or peace & justice circle. Also included is a Skype call with author Rivera Sun. Free shipping in the United States!
Novel & Study Guide
Novel & Study Guide
Read the book, live the story! The Dandelion Insurrections spirited story of nonviolent action leaps off the page and into your life with the newly released Dandelion Insurrection Study Guide to making change through nonviolent action! This special offer pairs the book and the study guide together at a special rate available only from this website. Already have the novel? We've got a deal for you! Get the guide for yourself, give the book to a friend. Save $10.
Dandelion Insurrection Bumper Stickers
Dandelion Insurrection Bumper Stickers
Spread the seeds of the Dandelion Insurrection with a very cute, very yellow bumper sticker. Totally enjoyable. Totally Dandelion Insurrection. Remember, in a quiet Kansas town, Tucker Jones points to the back of his car and Charlie yells, "Zadie! The Dandelion Insurrection is here!!!!!" Great gifts for friends or for book groups. Free shipping. Enjoy!
Be Kind, Be Connected, Be Unafraid Stickers
Be Kind, Be Connected, Be Unafraid Stickers
The slogan of the Dandelion Insurrection is here!!! Give people hope and remind us of our love and courage with this "Be kind. Be Connected. Be Unafraid." sticker. Put it on your laptop, bumper, or anywhere to spread the seeds of the Dandelion Insurrection!
Be a Rebel Sticker
Be a Rebel Sticker
This sticker comes with your order of "Rebel Song", but if you'd like more "Be a Rebel" stickers you can order them here. With artwork created by Rivera Sun and an inspiring message, the "Be a Rebel!" sticker is an eye-catcher. Enjoy!
Earth Flag
Earth Flag
(Note: This Earth Flag comes free with a purchase of Steam Drills!) A beautiful reminder of our extraordinary home, the Earth Flag is great to hang in your house, school, flagpole, or even bring to marches and protests!


  1. Margaret Webster Margaret Webster
    June 6, 2015    

    Do you have a “Be kind, be connected, be unafraid” bumper sticker? I want one.

    • June 10, 2015    

      Hi Margaret,

      I don’t have one yet, but that’s a great idea! I’ll let you know if I make one. Rivera

  2. October 18, 2015    

    Thank you for all you do.

    : )

  3. Jaimie Jaimie
    May 7, 2018    

    Is there a sequel to “The Way Between” yet?
    I am itching to know what happens next!
    I loved the book, it went right up in my favorite books list (rare few make it there)
    I noticed the reference to aikido halfway through, I am an avid studier of it and loved it being brought into the picture.
    So, Where is the second book and what is its name, because I want it NOW.

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