Check out the new book trailer for Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper!
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Game World illustrator Yongjin Im discusses the process of illustrating C.J. Farley’s middle-grade fantasy novel.
“Schooled Into Acting My Age: Go the Fuck to Sleep and a Case of University Censorship” by R.A. Drew
R.A. Drew, a student at University of Nevada, Reno, recently experienced a case of censorship over presenting Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés’s bestselling Go the Fuck to Sleep as part of a class assignment. Drew contacted Adam, who passed this incredible story on to us.
To celebrate the launch of Black Sheep, our imprint dedicated to young readers, we invited T Cooper, coauthor of the young adult novel Changers Book One: Drew, to tell us about the Unselfies project that is part of WeAreChangers.org.
Game World author C.J. Farley discusses his experience at the African American Children’s Book Fair, and how one interaction caused him to consider why he writes.
Read part four of DARK DAYS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE, our Haiti-set noir short story that was written by Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2: The Classics contributors in the style of an exquisite corpse, a collaborative writing process in which each author builds a story based upon what his or her predecessors have provided. Haiti Noir contributor Josaphat-Robert Large continues this haunting short story.
Read part four of DARK DAYS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE, our Haiti-set noir short story that was written by Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2: The Classics contributors in the style of an exquisite corpse, a collaborative writing process in which each author builds a story based upon what his or her predecessors have provided. Katia D. Ulysse,Haiti Noir contributor and author of the forthcoming Drifting, continues this haunting short story.
To celebrate the release of Unmentionables by Laurie Loewenstein, we’ve invited organizations to share with us some history related to aspects incorporated in the novel. Today, Laurie talks about her decision to sent her protagonist to volunteer in France with the fictional Fielding College Relief Unit during the Great War. The Fielding College Relief Unit is based on the Smith College Relief Unit, founded in 1917 by Smith College alumna Harriet Boyd Hawes; archivists at Smith College have graciously allowed us to share a photo of and some information about the relief unit.