An inspiring book that combines the story of Plato’s Cave with the game of chess. Rising Confidence, tells the story of how the Creative non-fiction author, Janetra Johnson made two perfect moves during her lawsuit against the California National Guard, that skyrocketed her self-esteem. In Rising Confidence, Johnson walks readers through each chess move to illustrate her growing confidence. Johnson is a military veteran who served in the U.S. California Air National Guard during its largest financial calamity (1997 to 2014). This book is based on the real-life court case: Johnson v. Departments of the Army and Air Force et al.