Jennifer Bradley Franklin already had a byline in a new national magazine under her belt at age 19, and visions of a career as a professional writer. Then, she watched as the planes hit the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. As a result of the economic downturn, her job at Teen People magazine crumbled. Journalism jobs were nowhere to be found. Yet her passion for writing would not go away. Today, one of her greatest joys has been immersing herself in some of the biggest concerns facing young people—poverty, hunger and human trafficking—through the research and co-authorship of her book, Make It Zero, published in 2016.