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Before The Vote After

Jane Yolen

“Keep this book by your side and next to your heart. We all will need it for the struggles that lie ahead.” —?Attorney Bill Newman, author of When the War Came Home

“Jane Yolen digs deep into her heart and comes up with poems that offer hope, inspire us to action, and remind us that we are not alone. This slim volume, at once steeped in history and a reflection on the present moment, is exactly what we need during these troubled and troubling times.” —?Lesléa Newman, author of October Mourning: A Song For Matthew Shepard

“Leave it to Jane Yolen, consummate storyteller, to show through these courageous poems the arc connecting historic votes that changed the world with news of the presidential election so hotly contemporary, it’s still burning. Most especially, Yolen’s poems remind us that we rise through connection and care for each other and the natural, living world of which we are a part.” —?Patricia Lee Lewis, poet, teacher, and author of High Lonesome

Published in Featured Titles, Titles on January 3, 2017.

The Education of a White Parent

Susan Naimark

Soon after enrolling her older son in a Boston public elementary school, Susan Naimark began to see that opportunities offered to her kids were often unavailable to their classmates of color.

Published in Featured Titles, Titles on October 5, 2016.

The Wealth of the Commons

David Bollier

We are poised between an old world that no longer works and a new one struggling to be born. Surrounded by centralized hierarchies on the one hand and predatory markets on the other, people around the world are searching for alternatives.

Published in Featured Titles, Titles on October 5, 2016.

Slavery In the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts

Robert H. Romer

In this first history of slavery in western Massachusetts in colonial times, Robert H. Romer demonstrates that slavery was pervasive in the Pioneer Valley in the 1700s, where many of the ministers and other “important people” owned black slaves.

Published in Featured Titles, Titles on October 5, 2016.

This Road Will Take Us Closer to the Moon

Linda McCullough Moore

This Road Will Take Us Closer to the Moon is a life in stories, the life of Margaret Mackenzie, a woman whom the reader comes to love. Weaving back and forth across the years, these stories invite us in, they tell us secrets, whisper mysteries, allowing us to know and feel deep joy, distinct sorrow, the silliness and rich meaning, in the living of one precious lifetime.

Published in Featured Titles, Titles on October 5, 2016.