This Week’s News

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister talked to illustrator Margaret McCartney about We’re Not Gonna Take It (Akashic Books) in Blabbermouth on June 3. 

The “pensive, surreal” Ghostlove by Dennis Mahoney (Ig Publishing) was in the New York Times Book Review on June 5.

The Story I Am by Roger Rosenblatt (Turtle Point Press) got a rave review in the Washington Post on June 5.

Freedom is a Constant Struggle (Haymarket Books) and The Meaning of Freedom (City Lights Publishers) have appeared on multiple recommended reading lists, including Oprah’s! Oprah Magazine called them essential reads on June 8. Davis also appeared on Channel 4 News on June 10 to talk about the possibilities of change.

Anastasia Higginbotham’s illustrated primer to race and racism was praised in the New York Times on June 2. In a roundup of anti-racist books for children, Not My Idea was described as, “an honest explanation about how power and privilege factor into the lives of white children, at the expense of other groups, and how they can help seek justice.” School Library Journal also recommended the title, along with Missing Daddy by Mariame Kaba, on June 2.

Troublemaker for Justice by Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, and Michael G. Long (City Lights Publishers) was recommended by Kirkus Reviews as one of the top ten best antiracist kids books.

Sheree Renée Thomas shared a playlistof the music that inspired her new story collection, Nine Bar Blues (Third Man Books), on June 4 with Largehearted Boy.

Publishers Weekly recommended White Blood by Kiki Petrosino (Sarabande Books) and The Tradition by Jericho Brown (Copper Canyon Press) on June 5 in an antiracist poetry reading list.

NYSpirit Magazine ran an excerpt from Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work by Rupert Sheldrake (Monkfish Book Publishing) entitled “The Power of Prayer pt.1” on June 9, 2020.

Paige Lewis, author of Space Struck (Sarabande Books), appeared on Versus on June 2.

On June 8, Words Without Borders recommended Chronicle of the Murdered House by Lúcio Cardoso, trans. Margaret Jull Costa (Open Letter), La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono, trans. Lawrence Schimel (The Feminist Press at CUNY), The Tree and the Vine by Dola de Jong, trans. Kristen Gehrman (Transit Books), and Not One Day by Anne Garréta, Emma Ramadan (Deep Vellum Publishing).

Charles Garfield, author of Our Wisdom Years (Central Recovery Press) was featured in Boomer Magazine on June 3. He also appeared on The Mountain Life on KPCW Park City, Utah.

A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice (Bellevue Literary Press) was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

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