IGNITE - the book

15-Year-Old Founding Editor in Chief Anna Zhang is Partnering with Nonprofit Covenant House to Launch Book and Social Good Project

Ignite is a social good project founded by Anna Zhang, the founding editor-in-chief of Pulse Spikes, in partnership with Covenant House, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless youth and ending child trafficking. The project involves the community with an online, submission based platform and a book written by young talents across a variety of professions.  

New York – November, 24th, 2016Ignite is curated and photographed by Pulse Spikes’ founding editor-in-chief, Anna Zhang, and features incredible talents across many different professions. The pieces in the book are written by talents and share their stories and experiences on issues they believe have a large impact on adolescents today, including self-love, bullying, LGBTQ, and breaking stereotypes.

Participating talents: Alli Simpson (singer/songwriter, beauty and fashion influencer), Ashley Boettcher (Amazon Studios Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street),  Brec Bassinger (Nickelodeon’s Bella and the Bulldogs), Brooke and Lolli Sorenson (social media influencers, actresses), Cameron Boyce (Disney’s Descendants, Disney XD’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything), Chloe Lukasiak (actress and dancer, Lifetime’s Center Stage: On Pointe), Cimorelli (music group), Desiree Ross (Oprah Winfrey Network’s Greenleaf), Gavin MacIntosh (actor, The Fosters), Genneya Walton (Netflix’s Project Mc²), Haley Tju (Nickelodeon’s Bella and the Bulldogs), Kayla Maisonet (Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle), Veronica and Vanessa Merrell (YouTube stars, comedians), New District (band), Rio Mangini (actor, Nickelodeon’s Bella and the Bulldogs), Sophie Reynolds (Disney XD’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave, Annabelle 2).


Pulse Spikes is an online and quarterly print publication focusing on the fields of entertainment, travel, and lifestyle and fashion. The publication is “made by young people for young people” and provides a platform for young visionaries to create content and express ideas to their peers. The magazine collaborates with photographers, makeup artists, and writers – focusing on creatives under the age of 25. The magazine also receives thousands of submissions from adolescents around the world – including countries like Indonesia, Germany, Finland, Belgium, and South Africa. To learn more about Pulse Spikes, please visit


A 15-year old published photographer, public speaker, and founding editor-in-chief from New York, Anna Zhang breaks youth stereotypes and proves that young people are capable of much more than what a number suggests.

Anna began posting her photography on Instagram in 2012 and since then has been recognized as a social media influencer, having over 12K followers on the platform. Her start on Instagram led her to build up a large audience, some who would eventually join Anna’s team in creating the magazine Pulse Spikes in 2014.

2015 and 2016 have brought along amazing opportunities as well. From working with internationally renowned brands such as Uniqlo, Dunkin’ Donuts, Walgreens, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to speaking at three TEDx events, including TEDxNavesink, one of the largest TEDx conferences along the East Coast, Anna has continued to inspire adolescents, all while maintaining her studies as a high school student.


Covenant House is the largest privately funded agency in the Americas providing shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and an array of other services to homeless and runaway youth. The nonprofit organization is also a leading advocate on behalf of homeless youth – those who can’t speak up for themselves at local, state, national, and international levels of government.

Covenant House has shelter facilities in Anchorage, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Managua, Mexico City, Milpas Altas, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tegucigalpa, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.  Last year, Covenant House Street Outreach Teams and Residential and Community Service Center programs cared for over 50,000 at-risk and homeless kids in 30 cities in the United States, Canada, and Central America

All profits raised from book sales will be donated to Covenant House. To learn more about Covenant House, please visit




Price: $19.99
Shipping: $3.25

140 pages

Created by: Anna Zhang
Illustrated by: Ellen Annmarie
Cover art by: Peixin Liu

Release date: 12/16/16

ISBN-13: 978 – 1 – 63579 – 000 – 9

Published by Pulse Spikes and World Press Group, Inc.

This book is available in print only.

All profits will be donated to Covenant House, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless youth and ending child trafficking.