n the story, “Fame, Blame, and the Raft of Shame,” BRAVE Books and Dan Crenshaw explore cancel culture and its effect on society. While today's culture presents canceling others’ opinions as the solution to their problems, they don’t realize that a culture of canceling eventually cancels culture entirely. Deep in the ocean, Starlotte City blooms beneath a dome made of glowing seaweed. The city’s beauty and strength is mirrored by its vibrant culture, and Eva wants nothing more than to take her place on Starlotte City’s stage. But when one star performer suggests that they ought to cancel some animals for insensitive comments, the true strength of the seaweed city and its citizens is put to the test. Will Eva have the courage to stand up to the crowds, or will she allow fear to silence herself and others?
Dan Crenshaw is a US Congressman and conservative icon who has spent his career bringing awareness to issues close to his heart, including free speech, patriotism, and personal fortitude. He helped BRAVE Books write this story and the BRAVE Challenge.