Brad Montague is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. He is the creator of the hit web series Kid President and the new YouTube Original series Kid Correspondent. Becoming Better Grownups: Rediscovering What Matters and Remembering How to Fly was released in the height of the pandemic, and is a playful and buoyant book, with timeless, often surprising lessons that bypass the head we’re always stuck in, and go straight to the heart we sometimes forget. Beautifully designed and featuring Montague’s own whimsical 4-color illustrations that appeal to the kid in all of us, Becoming Better Grownups shares the purpose and meaning we can all discover merely by listening, and reveals that–in a world that seems increasingly childish–the secret to joy is in fact to become more childlike. As an illustrator his work is regularly featured in Joanna Gaines’s The Magnolia Journal. His most recent book, Circles All Around Us, was published in 2021.
Passionate about using social media to create positive change in the world, he’s created several social good initiatives that’ve taken the real and digital world by storm. Socktober is a global yearly initiative to aid shelters in gathering everything they need to serve the men and women who are homeless in their area. In addition to serving people who are homeless on every single continent, just last year it was mentioned on Jeopardy.
Montague has appeared as a guest on television (including The Today Show, The View, etc) radio, and several podcasts (including Dream Big with Bob Goff, The Chalene Show, and more). He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids.