Know Your Rights . . . and Claim Them!

Angelina Jolie holding the book Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights and Claim Them made lots of headlines recently with the book now available in the UK and our Zest Books US version launching on October 5. Read on for a list of some of the biggest media hits and a free poster download!

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Read Woke ™ Books Launches with the Issues in Action Series

By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist

In 2017 Cicely Lewis began developing a program called Read Woke that encouraged readers to explore books written by diverse voices and with diverse characters. Since that time the program has taken off and found great success with librarians across the United States. In 2020 Lewis won School Library Journal’s School Librarian of the Year for her ingenuity and resourcefulness.

This fall Lewis and Lerner Publishing Group partner up to create Read Woke Books™, a collection that seeks to challenge social norms, give voice to the silenced, provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, disrupt the status quo, and share perspectives from underrepresented or oppressed groups. The first series, Issues in Action, is written by Cicely Lewis and Elliott Smith, an experienced freelance author in the Washington D.C. area. Read on to find series information, author interviews and more!

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Updating Into the Streets

Lerner Publishing Group is based out of downtown Minneapolis, in the North Loop neighborhood. The murder of George Floyd just a few miles from our headquarters hit very close to home, and to our hearts, last summer. We immediately moved up the publication date of Into the Streets: A Young Person’s Visual History of Protest in the United States. We also began planning an addition for the next printing that would cover the protests that broke out across the country in response. That addition is now available in print copies, as well as for download here for those who bought the first edition.

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Meet Economic Inequality Author Coral Celeste Frazer

By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

I invited one of Twenty-First Century Book’s newest writers–Coral Celeste Frazer–to talk about her new YA title for the imprint.  Economic Inequality: The American Dream under Siege is out this spring. Read More