Born May 25, 2005 in South Florida, Jett James Pruitt is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, journalist, political strategist, and founder/editor-in-chief of TheGenZPost.com.
Raised by a single Native American (Taino Arawak) mother in New York City, Jett was diagnosed with “moderate to severe autism” at the age of two, and was completely non-verbal until the age of four. After numerous early intervention programs and holistic treatments, Jett shocked the medical community with his recovery, and formally lost his Autism diagnosis by the age of six.
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 The Gen Z Post and became one of the U.S. Press Association’s youngest members in history.
Jett's very first book THROUGH THE EYES OF A YOUNG AMERICAN was released in 35,000 bookstores just days after his fifteenth birthday. It reached Amazon's Top 20 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.
Jett is a proud 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 an active member of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), his high school's Model United Nations Team, and is President of the Class of 2024.
Jett also serves the community as a volunteer Government Affairs Liaison for the non-profit homeless charity, CareBag, and is a volunteer producer for the Careology Community News Radio Show on WPSL 1590 AM. In addition, he proudly serves as a National Youth Advisory Board Member for the Making Caring Common Project at Harvard University.
More importantly, Jett enjoys being a teenager once in a while—playing basketball, watching movies, and running along the beach.
Today, Jett lives with his parents in Palm Beach, Florida. He looks forward to publishing more books before graduating high school, attending a powerhouse university and graduate school, and ultimately working in Washington, D.C. or London, UK in the areas of politics, law, and journalism.
His highly-anticipated second book THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE is due for worldwide release late Fall 2022.