The key is engaging BOTH types of thinking in a creative process. Next-level solutions emerge from engaging the unpredictability and expansiveness of divergent thinking first, and then applying the narrowing of convergent thinking to ground the new ideas into practical understandings and action steps.
One Black Dot - The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds - creating art with dots - coffee filter art, circle painting, The Day the Crayons Quit and more. https://firstieland.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-can-you-make-with-dot.html
Dystopian Literature has been a fast growing genre among young adult readers. I think that this is because young adults like the stories of people around or close to their age rising up against injustice and fighting for their beliefs. We are living in a time when there is so much injustice in the world so it's only natural to want to read about the good guys winning.