News and Highlights
This wonderful guide to motherhood by Dayna Kurtz is out this Spring from Familius!
In WE BUILT THE WALL (Verso, Spring 2018) Eileen Truax thoughtfully examines how U.S. asylum policy, based on outmoded Cold War geopolitics, shuts out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America, and other countries with supposedly functioning democratic governments.
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD MEDIA TOUR ROLLS ON:
Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum Ali Noorani has appeared on CNN, NBC, PBS Newshour, CNBC Nightly Business Report, Good Morning San Diego, Good Day LA, Fox 5 DC, Arizona Horizon (PBS), NBC News Greenville, ABC 4 Salt Lake City, and more!
"Solid advice for an anxious and angry polity on how to talk about a growing cultural challenge."
AGAINST THE INQUISITION (AMAZONCROSSING) BY MARCOS AGUINIS IS SELECTED AS AN "AMAZON FIRST" TITLE IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UK!
A meticulously researched work of historical fiction, Against the Inquisition is based on the real life of Francisco Maldonado da Silva, a respected, erudite physician in 17th century South America who refused to renounce his Jewish faith, and prevailed in countless debates against the Inquisitors who jailed him over a span of twelve years. Eventually the Inquisitors realized they could never break his spirit. He was burned at the stake, unrepentant, in the infamous Auto de fe in Lima in 1639. Suspenseful, entertaining, inspiring, and timely, this will be the first work of Argentinian bestselling author Marcos Aguinis to be published in English. First published in 1991, La gesta del marrano sold a million copies in Spanish and was translated into German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Portuguese.
GLOBO LIBROS IN THE MEDIA / EN LOS MEDIOS
VENUE magazine featured three Globo Libros books! The #1 bestseller Reta tu vida by Jose Fernandez; Nuevos tacos clásicos by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia, and celebrity chef Doreen Colondres' debut cookbook La cocina no muerde!
Here's a sampling of excellent reviews:
“Truax’s informative, engaging read provides a new perspective on this country’s ongoing immigration debate.”
—Library Journal (starred review)
“Compelling, honest, and personal, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the immigration debate.”
“A forthright, moving piece of advocacy journalism.”
“Truax succeeds in conveying how a shadow status permeates the lives of all the young people profiled here, with education, employment opportunities, and essential social services severely limited or unavailable.”
We recently sold SLAVES FOR PEANUTS by Jori Lewis to The New Press! A journalist based in Senegal, in her first book Lewis will explore the history of peanut cultivation in West Africa, and how its rise in the nineteenth century—to meet a growing demand for peanut oil used in making soap for Europeans with a new enthusiasm for bathing—served to prolong slavery in Africa into the early twentieth century. Lewis’ work has been featured on PRI’s The World, NPR’s “Marketplace,” “Nova Next” (PBS), Salon.com and more.