JETT JAMES PRUITT is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated, bestselling author and political strategist. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the political news website TheGenZPost.com and considered one of the leading political voices of Generation Z.
Born on May 25, 2005 in South Florida, Pruitt was raised by a single Native American (Taino Arawak) mother in New York City. His unique interest in politics began at the age of nine, blossoming with the 2016 presidential election. At the age of 14, he founded the political news website TheGenZPost.com and became one of the U.S. Press Association’s youngest members in history.
His first book, THROUGH THE EYES OF A YOUNG AMERICAN (2020) was published days after his fifteenth birthday. It reached Amazon's Top 20 Bestsellers in Politics, spent more than 18 months on Amazon's Top 100 Bestsellers in Politics, and was nominated by his publisher for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize.
Called one of the "Best Books of 2020" by BooksOnPolitics.com, his stellar debut is a powerful commentary on today’s political landscape, and offers ways to resolve our nation’s biggest challenges with health care, taxation, social security, trade, tariffs, protectionism, automation, climate change, education, debt forgiveness, wealth inequality, labor, welfare, wages, military spending, border security, universal basic income, capitalism, entrepreneurship, abortion, gun violence, child sex trafficking, racism, and the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Pruitt is a registered tribal member of the United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP), the Native American Journalists Association, the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), and The Authors Guild Union. He is also President of the Class of 2024 and lead delegate for his high school's Model United Nations Team.
In addition, Pruitt serves as a U.S. Political consultant to Nikkei Asia (the world's largest financial news magazine with a weekly circulation of nearly 3 millions readers); Government Liaison for the non-profit homeless charity, CareBag Inc., and producer for the Careology Community News Radio Show on WPSL 1590 AM.
Pruitt also enjoys being a teenager once in a while — watching movies, working out at the gym, and traveling abroad.
Today, Pruitt lives with his family in Palm Beach, Florida. He looks forward to attending college after graduating high school in May 2024, with the ultimate goal of working as a political strategist in Washington, DC or London, UK.
His highly-anticipated second book — THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE: What America's Political Parties Must Do To Win Over Generation Z — is due for worldwide release in major bookstores this August 2024.