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    How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook Collection 350+ Groundbreaking Recipes for All Your Favorites America's Test Kitchen
    9781948703505 Hardcover COOKING / Health & Healing On Sale Date:November 17, 2020
    $50.00 CAD 7.81 x 9.5 x 1.65 in | 3.96 lb | 600 pages Carton Quantity:8 Canadian Rights: Y America's Test Kitchen
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      Description
      The ultimate cookbook for anyone eating gluten free

      Combines two landmark cookbooks—New York Times bestselling The How Can It Be Gluten-Free Cookbook and The How Can It Be Gluten-Free Cookbook: Volume 2—into one must-have resource.


      Here are 350+ must-have recipes that raised the bar on gluten-free cooking and baking with foolproof techniques for great-tasting lasagna, fried chicken, cookies, biscuits, and more. PLUS find a new generation of whole-grain recipes perfected using ATK’s revolutionary Whole-Grain Gluten-Free Flour Blend, bringing “wheaty” flavor to baked goods from Sandwich Bread to Cherry Crisp and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

      We also offer 75 dairy-free variations and include an expanded troubleshooting chart for what can go wrong in gluten-free baking, over 600 full-color photos, a chapter on Grains, and detailed nutritionals for every recipe. We also give you information on the best supermarket gluten-free breads and pasta, including all-new information on legume pastas.

      Standout Recipes from the First Best-Seller Include:
          Old-Fashioned Birthday Cake: A little melted white chocolate makes the cake tender and moist.
          Extra-Crunchy Fried Chicken: Our kitchen developed a coating so crisp you can hear the crunch
          Flaky, Tender Pie Crust: A spoonful of vinegar helps GF flours create just the right structure.
          Real Sandwich Bread: Forget squat slices; psyllium, eggs, and a foil collar are the keys to real bread.
          New York-Style Pizza: Ground almonds give the crust just the right chew and promote browning.

      Plus from Volume 2:
          More than 150 recipes from muffins to casseroles to yeast breads to desserts
          Exciting recipes such as chicken Parmesan, baguettes, yeasted doughnuts, scones, sprouted grain bread, flourless nut and seed bread, and lemon layer cake
          Many dairy-free variations of baked goods using alternate diary products
          Baking recipes using the ATK All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend (equivalent to all-purpose flour) in cookies, bars, muffins, scones, cakes, and breads
          Nutritional information for every recipe

      Customer Review:
      “I am loving this cookbook. It is so clearly written and the directions are very precise. It is fantastic to be able to make bread again - and it is delicious. I love the options for flour - you can make your own flour for the best results or you can buy a GF flour. Definitely give the homemade flour a try at some point. I can’t wait to try other recipes but right now I am focused on making bread.”
      Bio
      America’s Test Kitchen is well-known for its top-rated television shows with more than 4 million weekly public television viewers, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. The highly reputable and recognizable brands of America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country are the work of over 60 passionate chefs based in Boston, Massachusetts, who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through objective, rigorous testing to identify the very best. Discover, learn, and expand your cooking repertoire with Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Dan Souza, Lisa McManus, Tucker Shaw, Bryan Roof, and our fabulous team of test cooks!

      Author Residence: Boston, MA

      Author Hometown: Boston, MA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Distribution to national media and food influencers with special focus on health outlets. Reporter/blogger email blast.
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    The Chicken Bible Say Goodbye to Boring Chicken with 500 Recipes for Easy Dinners, Braises, Wings, Stir-Fries, and So Much More America's Test Kitchen
    9781948703543 Hardcover COOKING / Specific Ingredients On Sale Date:February 02, 2021
    $50.00 CAD 8.8 x 10.25 x 1.39 in | 3.94 lb | 544 pages Carton Quantity:8 Canadian Rights: Y America's Test Kitchen
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      Description
      Poultry enthusiasts unite!

      ATK has you covered from the basic to the spectacular with 500 recipes that deliver low-key dinners, game-day favorites, simple sandwiches, special-occasion showstoppers, and beyond.


      You can call chicken a lot of things. Blank canvas, weeknight go-to, lean protein, we’ve heard it all. But boring? That’s where we draw the line. Sure, it might have started to feel a bit redundant. But that’s not the chicken’s fault. ATK is here with the inspiration you need. It’s time those chicken pieces in your freezer got the respect they deserve.

      Chicken is the go-anywhere, eat-with-anything, highly transformable crowd favorite that always fills the bill. Find exactly what you’re looking for (and more!) with a wide breadth of themed chapters, including Easy Dinners, Classic Braises, Breaded and Fried, Pasta and Noodles, Savory Pies and Casseroles, and appliance-specific recipes. There’s even a dedicated chapter of recipes for cooking for two. And with an introduction detailing how to prep any chicken part, from pounding breasts and preparing cutlets, to whole bird skills like butterflying or breaking down a chicken, you’ll be a poultry pro in no time. Cozy up to succulent roast chickens with sauces made from pan drippings, sink your teeth into the crispiest, crunchiest fried chicken you’ve ever had, try your hand at sous vide for unbelievably moist chicken, or fire up the grill for anything from kebabs to beer can chicken. Feel like wingin’ it? Us too. Our favorite is our game-changing Korean Fried Chicken Wings, double-fried so they stay extra-crispy under their blanket of spicy, salty, slightly-sweet sauce. With over 500 recipes, you could eat chicken every night and never tire of it. (And yes, that’s a challenge.)
      Bio
      America’s Test Kitchen is well-known for its top-rated television shows with more than 4 million weekly public television viewers, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. The highly reputable and recognizable brands of America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country are the work of over 60 passionate chefs based in Boston, Massachusetts, who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through objective, rigorous testing to identify the very best. Discover, learn, and expand your cooking repertoire with Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Dan Souza, Lisa McManus, Tucker Shaw, Bryan Roof, and our fabulous team of test cooks!

      Author Residence: Boston, MA

      Author Hometown: Boston, MA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Publicity campaign targeting national and local media outlets

        Outreach to online and social media influencers with video

        Promotion with 2/3 emails prior to sale date to drive maximum discoverability

        Email promotion to 3.1M and newsletter audiences over 1M

        Promotion on cover wraps to all Magazine subscribers

        Social media posts for every book including backlist titles

        Year long audience build campaign for new books through social and PR

        Paid search and advertising campaigns

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "The folks at America’s Test Kitchen could choose no better name: Here is fowl (which includes turkey) at its most expansive—and able to be repurposed using any number of techniques... Though not every one of the 500 dishes features a color photograph, all do highlight the company’s standard “Why this recipes works” explanation (a tribute to ATK's experiences and rigorous testing regimens) and include no exotic ingredients. There's good advice to be found throughout, both in the beginning chapters... and sandwiched in between the recipes... Readers will find plucked truths from veteran professionals, and an appeal to most home cooks." -- Booklist
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    The Ultimate Meal-Prep Cookbook One Grocery List. A Week of Meals. No Waste. America's Test Kitchen
    9781948703581 Paperback COOKING / Methods On Sale Date:March 02, 2021
    $35.00 CAD 7.88 x 9.63 x 0.76 in | 2.1 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y America's Test Kitchen
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      Turn meal prep aspirations into dinnertime reality

      1 short shopping list gets you 5 weeknight meals


      Meal prep no longer means filling your freezer with boring casseroles, dipping into the same pot of beans every day for a week, or spending all day Sunday cooking. Instead, use these smart meal plans to customize fast, fresh dinners that fit your ever-changing schedule. We’ve done the work of building 25 weekly plans that minimize shopping and kitchen time and guide you through prep-ahead options, make-ahead options, and ingredient substitutions. So now you can reap the benefits to make your life easier, your grocery bill lower, and your dinners better.

      ATK’s meal plan strategies are easy to put into practice:
      * Prep your vegetables and grains for the week in a weekend “power hour.”
      * Prep bulk pantry ingredients ahead in a “pantry power hour” so they’re ready to go in a flash.
      * Cross-utilize fresh ingredients creatively to prevent food waste and dinner boredom.
      * Make, store, and reheat full meals with no loss of flavor.
      * Double meals or meal components to freeze half for later.

      Let’s-get-real features streamline your cooking:
      * Weekly grocery lists max out at a dozen items.
      * Active cooking time for recipes maxes out at 45 minutes.
      * Loads of pantry substitution suggestions let you adapt recipes according to what you have on hand.
      * To make planning even more flexible, we’ve added a chapter with 30 pantry meals that don’t add anything to your weekly shopping list, making them perfect to prepare any night.

      With a grocery list of just 11 items and some on-hand pantry staples, you can enjoy a week of Crispy Chicken with Carrot, Orange, and Chickpea Salad; Meatballs and Lemon Orzo with Mint and Dill; Teriyaki Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans; Herb-Poached Salmon with Cucumber-Dill Salad; and Sun-Dried Tomato and White Bean Soup with Parmesan Crisps.

      A thorough introduction explains how to build a strong, diverse pantry (and make the most of it), how to store prepped ingredients to keep them fresh, how to store cooked food safely, the smartest ways to reheat food, essential meal-prep equipment, and more.
      Bio
      America’s Test Kitchen is well-known for its top-rated television shows with more than 4 million weekly public television viewers, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. The highly reputable and recognizable brands of America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country are the work of over 60 passionate chefs based in Boston, Massachusetts, who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through objective, rigorous testing to identify the very best. Discover, learn, and expand your cooking repertoire with Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Dan Souza, Lisa McManus, Tucker Shaw, Bryan Roof, and our fabulous team of test cooks!

      Author Residence: Boston, MA

      Author Hometown: Boston, MA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Publicity campaign targeting national and local media outlets

        Outreach to online and social media influencers with video

        Promotion with 2/3 emails prior to sale date to drive maximum discoverability

        Email promotion to 3.1M and newsletter audiences over 1M

        Promotion on cover wraps to all Magazine subscribers

        Social media posts for every book including backlist titles

        Year long audience build campaign for new books through social and PR

        Paid search and advertising campaigns

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    Cook for Your Gut Health Quiet Your Gut, Boost Fiber, and Reduce Inflammation America's Test Kitchen
    9781948703529 Paperback COOKING / Health & Healing On Sale Date:April 06, 2021
    $35.00 CAD 7.94 x 9.69 x 0.83 in | 2.2 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y America's Test Kitchen
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      Cook with flavor and flair (and ease) with nutritious, high-fiber meals that promote gut health, including low-FODMAP recipes.

      There’s good reason to eat with your gut in mind. A healthy gut optimizes digestion, but that’s not where it ends; it’s vital to helping us absorb nutrients, and plays a role in supporting our immunity and emotional health. We went to the kitchen to develop a collection of easy, satisfying ways to get in the vibrant vegetables, hearty grains, and optimal fiber that support the gut in meals like Eggs with Sweet Potato and Swiss Chard Hash, Miso-Ginger Soup with Halibut and Zucchini Noodles, and Turkey Meatballs with Lemony Wild Rice and Artichokes.

      These ATK recipes find creative ways to forgo often-irritating alliums without forgoing flavor, and can all be lactose-, dairy-, or wheat-free (or even gluten-free): We focus on ancient grains in dishes like Quinoa Taco Salad and Curried Millet Pilaf with Almonds and Raisins, and offer gluten-free substitutions, if you need them, for good-for-you whole grains like barley and farro. In addition to 60 recipes that naturally fit low-FODMAP guidelines (the medically backed diet for common gut disorders like IBS), a grand majority of the remaining recipes provide customization instruction so you can adapt them to be low-FODMAP as well. That means every recipe has an answer to the way your gut tells you to eat.

      Whether you’re trying to calm occasional gastrointestinal symptoms, are among the 1 in 5 Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or simply seek to nourish yourself with whole foods, this book’s for you.
      Bio
      America’s Test Kitchen is well-known for its top-rated television shows with more than 4 million weekly public television viewers, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. The highly reputable and recognizable brands of America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country are the work of over 60 passionate chefs based in Boston, Massachusetts, who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through objective, rigorous testing to identify the very best. Discover, learn, and expand your cooking repertoire with Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Dan Souza, Lisa McManus, Tucker Shaw, Bryan Roof, and our fabulous team of test cooks!

      Author Residence: Boston, MA

      Author Hometown: Boston, MA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Publicity campaign targeting national and local media outlets

        Outreach to medical trades with specific focus on outlets that reach physicians, payers, nutritionists, etc.

        Outreach to online and social media influencers with video

        Promotion with 2/3 emails prior to sale date to drive maximum discoverability

        Email promotion to 3.1M and newsletter audiences over 1M

        Promotion on cover wraps to all Magazine subscribers

        Social media posts for every book including backlist titles

        Year long audience build campaign for new books through social and PR

        Paid search and advertising campaigns

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    The Complete Salad Cookbook A Fresh Guide to 200+ Vibrant Dishes Using Greens, Vegetables, Grains, Proteins, and More America's Test Kitchen
    9781948703567 Paperback COOKING / Courses & Dishes On Sale Date:April 27, 2021
    $35.00 CAD 7.88 x 9.63 x 1 in | 2.76 lb | 424 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y America's Test Kitchen
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      Description
      Discover your inner salad genie with this creative cookbook. Over 230 recipes, ingredient information, and tips, make this the only cookbook you’ll ever need to make innovative, stunning, and satisfying salads.

      What does salad have the potential to be? An exciting mix of color, crunch, and flavor: Peaches over silken burrata; oil spiced with curry leaves on crunchy carrots flavored with lime and cilantro; Southwest Beef Salad with Cornbread Croutons. Explore the creative possibilities of salads, learn how to build and layer unique flavor combinations and embrace ingredients from barley, octopus, and miso to radiccchio, pattypan squash, and pears. These ATK dishes will be the star of the table.

      Our recipes feature salads like Pea Green Salad with Warm Apricot-Pistachio Vinaigrette and Tomato Salad with Steak Tips as well as Crispy Eggplant Salad, and riffs on classics: Caesar salad with grilled romaine or pasta salad with One-Pot Pasta Salad with Chicken (and tomatoes, olives, pepperoncini, green beans, arugula, feta). Sidebars highlight surprising salad ingredients such as couscous, purslane, curry powder, and radicchio.

      You’ll also acquire ideas and inspiration to assemble your own salads in The Architecture of a Green Salad, with great tips on mixing and matching ingredients, flavors, and textures. The Salad Bar chapter equips you with an assortment of dressings, toppings, infused oils, and spice blends like za’atar. This is the cookbook you pull out when you want inspiration for dinner and a feast for the eyes.
      Bio
      America’s Test Kitchen is well-known for its top-rated television shows with more than 4 million weekly public television viewers, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. The highly reputable and recognizable brands of America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country are the work of over 60 passionate chefs based in Boston, Massachusetts, who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through objective, rigorous testing to identify the very best. Discover, learn, and expand your cooking repertoire with Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Dan Souza, Lisa McManus, Tucker Shaw, Bryan Roof, and our fabulous team of test cooks!

      Author Residence: Boston, MA

      Author Hometown: Boston, MA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Publicity campaign targeting national and local media outlets

        Targeted outreach aimed at vegetarian and health influencers

        Outreach to online and social media influencers with video

        Promotion with 2/3 emails prior to sale date to drive maximum discoverability

        Email promotion to 3.1M and newsletter audiences over 1M

        Promotion on cover wraps to all Magazine subscribers

        Social media posts for every book including backlist titles

        Year long audience build campaign for new books through social and PR

        Paid search and advertising campaigns

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      "Tired of same old greens like iceberg with dressing? Prefer something other than ripping open supermarket salad bags? Creativity in salad stuff has arrived, with America’s Test Kitchen editors investigating all the different ways salads can be developed..." -- Booklist
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    Harnessing Grief  A Mother's Quest for Meaning and Miracles Maria J. Kefalas
    9780807040256 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:January 19, 2021
    $33.95 CAD 5.72 x 8.76 x 0.8 in | 0.82 lb | 200 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Beacon Press
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      Description
      The inspiring story of a mother who took unimaginable tragedy and used her grief as a force to do good by transforming the lives of others.

      When Maria Kefalas’s daughter Calliope was diagnosed with a degenerative, uncurable genetic disease, the last thing Maria expected to discover in herself was a superpower. She and her husband, Pat, were head over heels in love with their youngest daughter, whose spirit, dancing eyes, and appetite for life captured the best of each of them.

      When they learned that Cal had MLD (metachromatic leukodystrophy), their world was shattered. But as she spent time listening to and learning from Cal, Maria developed the superpower of grief. It made her a fearless warrior for her daughter. And it gave her voice a bell-like clarity—poignant and funny all at once.

      This superpower of grief also revealed a miracle—not the conventional sort that fuels the prayers of friends and strangers but a realization that, in order to save themselves, Maria and Pat would need to find a way to save others. And so, with their two older children, they set out to raise money so that they, in their son PJ’s words, could “find a cure for Cal’s disease.”

      They had no way of knowing that a research team in Italy was closing in on an effective gene therapy for MLD. Though the therapy came too late to help Cal, this news would be the start of an unexpected journey that would introduce Maria and her family to world-famous scientists, brilliant doctors, biotech CEOs, a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback, and a wise nun, and it would also involve selling 50 thousand cupcakes. They would travel to the FDA, the NIH, and the halls of Congress in search of a cure that would never save their child. And their lives would become inextricably intertwined with the families of 13 children whose lives would be transformed by the biggest medical breakthrough in a generation.

      A memoir about heartbreak that is also about joy, Harnessing Grief is both unsparing and generous. Steeped in love, it is a story about possibility.


      Story Locale: Philadelphia
      Bio
      Maria J. Kefalas is a professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and the author or coauthor of three books, including Hollowing Out the Middle, Working-Class Heroes, and Promises I Can Keep. Dr. Kefalas is also an advocate, a philanthropist, a blogger, and the cofounder of the Calliope Joy Foundation, which in 2015 helped fund the nation’s first Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and has supported families receiving treatment for MLD. She lives with her 3 children, Camille, PJ, and Cal, and her dog, Brody, outside Philadelphia. All royalties for the book will be donated to the Cal’s Cupcakes Foundation. Connect with her at mariakefalas.com and on Twitter (@ProfKefalas).

      Author Residence: Bala Cynwyd, PA

      Author Hometown: Cambridge, MA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Pre-pub giveaways to build reader buzz and generate early reviews

        Print and online advertising targeting women, parents with children fighting serious illnesses, caregivers, readers interested in literary nonfiction

        Academic promotion: family studies, healthcare

        Promotion targeting therapy and medical communities and organizations

        Author’s organization, The Calliope Joy Foundation, is committed to promoting the book to their networks. She has connections to the American Academy of Pediatrics; National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; National Organization of Rare Diseases; Orchard Therapeutics, Homology Medicines, Takeda, and more



        Publicity: Coverage in national broadcast media, including NPR national programs and local affiliates

        Outreach to mothering, family, women’s interest, literary. spirituality, and medical outlets

        First serial excerpt placement in mothering, medicine and science, and culture outlets

        Outreach to Higher Education magazines

        Events in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia



        Author Website: www.mariakefalas.com

        Author Social Media: twitter.com/profkefalas
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “A stunning, candid memoir. Those seeking a relatable story as they process grief and fans of personal memoir will appreciate this book equally for its honest, insightful storytelling.”
      Library Journal, Starred Review

      “‘When the worst possible thing happens, you have nothing left to fear.’ Maria Kefalas illustrates, with fierce love and unexpected humor, the power of grief to transform and motivate a warrior mother to change the world. The Calliope Joy Foundation, named for the author’s daughter, is doing just that—and providing an invaluable resource within the pages of this book for others who seek to do the same.”
      —Marianne Leone, author of Jesse and Ma Speaks Up

      Harnessing Grief is an inspiring, searingly honest account of a brave woman going through unspeakable loss—and gaining deep wisdom. Anyone who has suffered tragedy will identify with, and learn from, Maria Kefalas’s terrible, beautiful journey.”
      —Martha Beck, PhD, author of Expecting Adam

      “Kefalas somehow makes poetry and science, grief and hope, the same powerful language. She is fearless and unsparing about the facts that surround her toddler’s illness, and generous and valiant in describing her efforts to fund the research that might cure someone else’s child sometime in the future. Brave, defiant, she shares her journey through profound grief and rage to a faith in the miracle of love.”
      —Meredith Hall, author of Without a Map

      “A rapidly unfolding but gently paced story of personal transformation forged in grief. I could not put it down. In it, I recognize the stories of so many other families who have received a fatal diagnosis for their child and rise to be exactly the parents their child needs, with love and hope at the core. Maria finds the blessings in her story and inspires us to see bigger and deeper. She shows us that grief can be a superpower capable of changing the world and saving ourselves. And an added bonus is the captivating telling of the story of gene therapy, the golden promise for children affected by rare disease. I am grateful for this book.”
      —Blyth Lord, founder, Courageous Parents Network, and rare disease mom
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    Reading, Writing, and Racism Disrupting Whiteness in Teacher Education and in the Classroom Bree Picower
    9780807033708 Hardcover EDUCATION / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects On Sale Date:January 26, 2021
    $33.95 CAD 5.75 x 8.74 x 0.82 in | 0.88 lb | 216 pages Carton Quantity:22 Canadian Rights: Y Beacon Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      An examination of how curriculum choices can perpetuate White supremacy, and radical strategies for how schools and teacher education programs can disrupt and transform racism in education

      When racist curriculum “goes viral” on social media, it is typically dismissed as an isolated incident from a “bad” teacher. Educator Bree Picower, however, holds that racist curriculum isn’t an anomaly. It’s a systemic problem that reflects how Whiteness is embedded and reproduced in education. In Reading, Writing, and Racism, Picower argues that White teachers must reframe their understanding about race in order to advance racial justice and that this must begin in teacher education programs.

      Drawing on her experience teaching and developing a program that prepares teachers to focus on social justice and antiracism, Picower demonstrates how teachers’ ideology of race, consciously or unconsciously, shapes how they teach race in the classroom. She also examines current examples of racist curricula that have gone viral to demonstrate how Whiteness is entrenched in schools and how this reinforces racial hierarchies in the younger generation.

      With a focus on institutional strategies, Picower shows how racial justice can be built into programs across the teacher education pipeline—from admission to induction. By examining the who, what, why, and how of racial justice teacher education, she provides radical possibilities for transforming how teachers think about, and teach about, race in their classrooms.
      Bio
      Bree Picower is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Montclair State University. She is the codirector of the Newark Teacher Project and the Critical Urban Education Speaker Series. Picower has previously published Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets and coedited Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Counternarratives of Critical Practice and What’s Race Got to Do with It? How Current School Reform Maintains Racial and Economic Inequality. Connect with her at breepicower.com.

      Author Residence: Bloomfield, NJ

      Author Hometown: New York, NY
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Promotion targeting educators, curriculum developers, activists and those interested in education in the US and dismantling racist systems

        Academic promotion: Education, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Political Science, Sociology

        Advertising in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rethinking Schools, District Administration magazine, and other educational activist publications,

        Social Media giveaways to build reader buzz

        Library promotion

        Facebook and Twitter advertising targeting race and education interests



        Publicity: Coverage in major education outlets, with targeted outreach to education reporters and journalists writing about curriculum and educational justice

        Coverage on national and regional NPR programs

        Coverage in national progressive publications and radio programs

        East coast events—New York, New Jersey, Boston, Washington, DC



        Author Website: breepicower.com
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Picower’s call to action to become co-conspirators in abolitionist teaching should be required reading for teacher-preparation professors, teachers, principals, and superintendents…Picower’s honest introspection about her own positionality builds an ethos of racial humility and dedication to dismantling racism in education.”
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      “This is a must-read for all future and current teachers interested in racial justice in the classroom.”
      —Wayne Au, editor of Rethinking Schools

      “A necessary provocation for conversations about the racist ideologies that teachers can unwittingly bring into the classroom and the real consequences of those ideologies for children of color. Perhaps most importantly, the book suggests meaningful ways that teacher prep programs can reframe their pedagogy to disrupt white supremacy rather than perpetuate it.”
      —Eve L. Ewing, author of Electric Arches

      “This book is essential reading for teachers, parents, and everyday citizens looking to dismantle White supremacy and expand justice.”
      —Marc Lamont Hill, author of Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

      “Picower has decades of commitment and experience in racial justice education, and it comes through in every page of this book. With both passion and precision, she makes the default of whiteness in school curriculum visible. I felt captivated by every page and heartened that such an accessible and transformative resource is available to teachers.”
      —Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility

      “If you consider yourself an ally in the struggle for racial justice, you cannot turn away from this book!”
      —David Stovall, author of Born Out of Struggle: Critical Race Theory, School Creation, and the Politics of Interruption

      “With powerful insights and concrete suggestions for transformation, Reading, Writing, and Racism is certain to help teachers, teacher educators, and administrators rethink their roles in preparing the nation’s teachers.”
      —Sonia Nieto, author of Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education

      “Coupling an urgent call to action with the practical supports required to act, this book offers a vision for and examples of the kind of humanizing, healing practices that successfully prepare teachers to struggle for racial justice through their everyday work. For those committed to rooting out the curricular violence of Whiteness, this book is right on time.”
      —Carla Shalaby, author of Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School

      Reading, Writing, and Racism is a clearly written, no-holds-barred gem of a book that every teacher educator must read. Drawing on her incisive critique of curriculum and teacher ideology, along with interviews with racial justice teacher educators, Picower cogently frames how whiteness works in teacher education, while showing us how to upend it.”
      —Christine Sleeter, coauthor of Transformative Ethnic Studies in Schools: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Research

      “The egregious, racist actions of a subset of school teachers that have gone viral on social media may seem like outliers in an otherwise just system and profession, but they are not, as argued compellingly in Reading, Writing, and Racism. What and how we teach, and who teaches, and how we prepare them should not be presumed to be somehow immune from the long legacies of white supremacy and colonialism that have shaped US schooling from its very beginning. Reframing and reorienting more forcefully toward racial justice requires tackling these legacies head-on in programs that prepare, support, connect, celebrate, and hold accountable educators—and Bree Picower offers us frameworks, models, and hope for doing precisely that, when the need could not be more great.”
      —Kevin Kumashiro, author of Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture
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    You Are Not American Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers Amanda Frost
    9780807051429 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration On Sale Date:January 26, 2021
    $36.95 CAD 6.19 x 9.26 x 0.98 in | 1.06 lb | 248 pages Carton Quantity:26 Canadian Rights: Y Beacon Press
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      Description
      Citizenship is invaluable, yet our status as citizens is always at risk—even for those born on US soil.

      Over the last two centuries, the US government has revoked citizenship to cast out its unwanted, suppress dissent, and deny civil rights to all considered “un-American”—whether due to their race, ethnicity, marriage partner, or beliefs. Drawing on the narratives of those who have struggled to be treated as full members of “We the People,” law professor Amanda Frost exposes a hidden history of discrimination and xenophobia that continues to this day.

      The Supreme Court’s rejection of Black citizenship in Dred Scott was among the first and most notorious examples of citizenship stripping, but the phenomenon did not end there. Women who married noncitizens, persecuted racial groups, labor leaders, and political activists were all denied their citizenship, and sometimes deported, by a government that wanted to redefine the meaning of “American.” Today, US citizens living near the southern border are regularly denied passports, thousands are detained and deported by mistake, and the Trump administration is investigating the citizenship of 700,000 naturalized citizens. Even elected leaders such as Barack Obama and Kamala Harris are not immune from false claims that they are not citizens eligible to hold office.

      You Are Not American grapples with what it means to be American and the issues surrounding membership, identity, belonging, and exclusion that still occupy and divide the nation in the twenty-first century.


      Story Locale: USA
      Bio
      Amanda Frost is a professor of law at American University, and she writes and teaches in the fields of constitutional, immigration, and citizenship law. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals, as well as The Atlantic, the New York Times, The American Prospect, the Washington Post, and Slate. Connect with her on Twitter @amanda_frost1.

      Author Residence: Washington, DC metro area

      Author Hometown: Boston, MA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: National print and online advertising campaign targeting progressive audiences interested in American history, law, and immigration issues

        Giveaways to build reader buzz

        Academic promotion: American history, law, civil rights, and social studies classes

        Social media posts tied to current events surrounding immigration and citizenship



        Publicity: Outreach to major news and culture publications

        Targeted outreach to history and law media

        Targeted outreach to writers and outlets focused on immigration issues

        Interviews with national and regional NPR shows

        Outreach to writers and editors covering identity and race

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “A sharp history that shows the precarious nature of American citizenship.”
      Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

      “A highly informative work that gives depth and humanity to an often-overlooked issue.”
      Library Journal, Starred Review

      “This troubling investigation of American exclusionism hits the mark.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “A sobering chronicle of the US government’s attempts—both successful and unsuccessful—to expatriate its citizens, and in so doing, define itself by exclusion.”
      Christian Science Monitor

      “Dana Stoutenburg provides a well-paced delivery as he relates the personal stories, historical references, cultural implications, and present-day challenges. Timely and relevant, the audiobook asks vital questions about identity, connection, and power.”
      AudioFile Magazine

      “Beautifully and engagingly written, Amanda Frost’s You Are Not American describes the disturbing history of citizen stripping in the United States through the eyes of those involved in the country’s most important court cases on the topic. Frost shows how the manipulation of the rules for losing citizenship reflected some of this country’s most gripping political struggles—over slavery, women’s suffrage, communism, immigration, and world wars—and how far we have yet to go to assure the promise of birthright citizenship enshrined in the US Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment. A must-read!”
      —Richard L. Hasen, author of Election Meltdown

      You Are Not American could not be more timely in its exploration of ‘citizenship stripping’ in American history. Through lively chapters exploring particularly illuminating examples, Frost exposes how the US government has used the power to expatriate those it considers not fully ‘American’ to discriminate and exclude based on race, religion, marital status, or viewpoint. Compelling reading.”
      —Caroline Fredrickson, author of The Democracy Fix

      “Amanda Frost powerfully analyzes repeated instances in US history when US citizenship was stripped—or was attempted to be stripped—to achieve a combination of racial and political ends. Amanda Frost outlines how African Americans, Latina/os, women, Japanese Americans, and others suffered the loss of citizenship and the rights that all US citizens possess. As the nation faces a racial reckoning, You Are Not American should be required reading lest these deplorable racial episodes are forgotten.”
      —Kevin R. Johnson, dean, University of California at Davis School of Law

      “As the debate over immigration and citizenship grows more corrosive, Amanda Frost has provided a useful and highly readable corrective to misinformation. ‘Birthright citizenship’ and its role in building American democracy are under assault in the twenty-first century. At such a time, reading You Are Not American is an important act of citizenship.”
      —Garrett Epps, author of Democracy Reborn

      “This book reads like a dream; not only is the reader absorbed by each story, but the author has skillfully woven those stories into a fabric to show the big picture. Cumulatively, the reader gets an appreciation for the hard-fought legal battles to achieve that condition that many of us take for granted: American citizenship.”
      —Lea S. Vandervelde, author of Redemption Song

      “One of the defining struggles of the American experience has been over who gets to claim the rights and opportunities of citizenship. In You Are Not American, Amanda Frost clarifies the stakes of these battles in a moving, masterful, and deeply humane account of why we keep fighting about issues that test our core commitment to liberty and equality for all—our very capacity for democracy.”
      —Daniel J. Sharfstein, author of Thunder in the Mountains
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    Midnight in Vehicle City General Motors, Flint, and the Strike That Created the Middle Class Edward McClelland
    9780807039670 Hardcover POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations On Sale Date:February 02, 2021
    $36.95 CAD 5.69 x 8.69 x 0.8 in | 0.95 lb | 232 pages Carton Quantity:20 Beacon Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      In a time of great inequality and a gutted middle class, the dramatic story of “the strike heard around the world” is a testament to what workers can gain when they stand up for their rights.

      The tumultuous Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937 was the birth of the United Auto Workers, which set the standard for wages in every industry. Midnight in Vehicle City tells the gripping story of how workers defeated General Motors, the largest industrial corporation in the world. Their victory ushered in the golden age of the American middle class and created a new kind of America, one in which every worker had a right to a share of the company’s wealth. The causes for which the strikers sat down—collective bargaining, secure retirement, better wages—enjoyed a half century of success. But now, the middle class is disappearing and economic inequality is at its highest since before the New Deal.

      Journalist and historian Edward McClelland brings the action-packed events of the strike back to life—through the voices of those who lived it. In vivid play-by-plays, McClelland narrates the dramatic scenes including of the takeovers of GM plants; violent showdowns between picketers and the police; Michigan governor Frank Murphy’s activation of the National Guard; the actions of the militaristic Women’s Emergency Brigade who carried billy clubs and vowed to protect strikers from police; and tense negotiations between labor leader John L. Lewis, GM chairman Alfred P. Sloan, and labor secretary Frances Perkins.

      The epic tale of the strike and its lasting legacy shows why the middle class is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century and will guide our understanding of what we will lose if we don’t revive it.


      Story Locale: Flint, MI
      Bio
      Edward McClelland is a journalist, a historian, and an author born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. His work has been published in numerous places, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Chicago Reader, and on Salon and Slate. He is the author of several books, including Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President, Nothin’ but Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland, and How to Speak Midwestern. Connect with him online at edwardmcclelland.com and @TedMcClelland on Twitter.

      Author Residence: Chicago, IL, and Boston, MA

      Author Hometown: Lansing, MI
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Print and online advertising targeting progressive readers interested in labor issues, class, us history

        pre-pub giveaways to build reader buzz and promote reader reviews

        Promotion tied to White T-Shirt Day (February 11), May Day, Labor Day

        Academic promotion: US history, labor studies.

        mailings to key booksellers and librarians



        Publicity: Coverage in media covering politics, culture, and labor

        Targeted outreach to writers and outlets focused on history and the economy

        Outreach to labor writers and labor publications



        Author Website: edwardmcclelland.com/

        Author Social Media: twitter.com/TedMcClelland
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “[A] fascinating labor struggle. Readers interested in American labor and social history will find McClelland’s engagingly written, informative work a key to understanding the voices and roles of those who advocated for better working conditions for all working-class people.”
      Booklist

      “A spirited history of labor’s triumph.”
      Kirkus Review

      “Students of labor history will relish this enthusiastic chronicle of a victory for ordinary workers.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “In Midnight in Vehicle City, Edward McClelland draws out such lessons from the past and offers them up to workers fighting new battles in long conflict.”
      Chicago Review of Books

      “[McClelland’s] chronicle of the strike is compelling.”
      The Wall Street Journal

      “Brings a fresh look to the seminal moment in Flint’s contribution to American history.”
      East Village Magazine

      “Remarkably timely…Reads like a story of master tacticians fighting a battle.”
      Christian Science Monitor

      “McClelland writes with grace and insight about one of the most consequential, world-shaking labor strikes of all time. What a gift! Midnight in Vehicle City gives us both precision and power in the telling of an astonishing story with so much to teach those of us today who are wrestling with inequality and exploitation in the twenty-first century.”
      —Anna Clark, author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy

      Midnight in Vehicle City captures the Flint of today through the captivating story of the city’s past. McClelland reveals the toughness, determination, and even recklessness that fueled autoworkers and their families in 1936 as they took on a corporate giant, the military, and an unsympathetic press. If you ever wonder why current Flint residents haven’t given up, this book is an engaging reminder that fighting seemingly unwinnable battles is part of the city’s DNA.”
      —Gordon Young, author of Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City

      “Lively and dramatic…from the shop floor to kitchen tables to furtively organized midnight meetings, McClelland paints wonderfully resonant portraits of individual workers…a book not just for students but also Walmart clerks, Amazon warehouse workers, and McDonald’s ‘associates,’ who will be inspired as they make their own history.”
      —Nelson Lichtenstein, author of State of the Union: A Century of American Labor

      “McClelland’s lively and lucid narrative of this central event in labor history is a timely reminder that when workers act together they can bring about significant change—not just for themselves but for society at large.”
      —Timothy Noah, author of The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It

      “The battles were fought bitterly, often viciously, with rocks and bottles, blackjacks and hammers, against the brick-and-soot backdrop of America’s industrial cities in the 1930s. The war was for the dignity of the American worker; the tactic was the strike…. A vivid, granular drama rich with characters, scenes, and the soulful gravity of the worker’s fight for decency.”
      —David Giffels, author of Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America
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    Women and Other Monsters Building a New Mythology Jess Zimmerman
    9780807054932 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory On Sale Date:March 09, 2021
    $34.95 CAD 6.2 x 9.3 x 0.9 in | 1.02 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Beacon Press
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A fresh cultural analysis of female monsters from Greek mythology, and an invitation for all women to reclaim these stories as inspiration for a more wild, more “monstrous” version of feminism

      The folklore that has shaped our dominant culture teems with frightening female creatures. In our language, in our stories (many written by men), we underline the idea that women who step out of bounds—who are angry or greedy or ambitious, who are overtly sexual or not sexy enough—aren’t just outside the norm. They’re unnatural. Monstrous. But maybe, the traits we’ve been told make us dangerous and undesirable are actually our greatest strengths.

      Through fresh analysis of 11 female monsters, including Medusa, the Harpies, the Furies, and the Sphinx, Jess Zimmerman takes us on an illuminating feminist journey through mythology. She guides women (and others) to reexamine their relationships with traits like hunger, anger, ugliness, and ambition, teaching readers to embrace a new image of the female hero: one that looks a lot like a monster, with the agency and power to match.

      Often, women try to avoid the feeling of monstrousness, of being grotesquely alien, by tamping down those qualities that we’re told fall outside the bounds of natural femininity. But monsters also get to do what other female characters—damsels, love interests, and even most heroines—do not. Monsters get to be complete, unrestrained, and larger than life. Today, women are becoming increasingly aware of the ways rules and socially constructed expectations have diminished us. After seeing where compliance gets us—harassed, shut out, and ruled by predators—women have never been more ready to become repellent, fearsome, and ravenous.
      Bio
      Jess Zimmerman is the editor in chief of Electric Literature. Her essays, fiction, opinion pieces, and prose poetry have appeared in publications including Vice, Slate, The Cut, the Washington Post, The Guardian, and the New Republic. She lives in Brooklyn. Connect with her @j_zimms.

      Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

      Author Hometown: Washington, DC
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Pre-Order Campaign: incentives to push preorders and build excitement

        Promotion in the Trade: including advertising and promotion to booksellers

        Reader Buzz Campaign: social media giveaways to build reader buzz

        Academic outreach: Women’s Studies, Gender/Sexuality, Literary Studies, Creative Writing. Promotion at Conferences including NWSA, Berks, MLA, American Sociological Association

        Library Promotion: promoting the title at conferences and outreach directly to librarians

        Online Promotion: targeting literary feminists, promotion around themed months like Women’s History Month, taking advantage of author’s social media following to join the conversations

        Advertising: print and online advertising targeting audiences interested in feminism, literature, activism



        Publicity: Reviews in major literary and culture magazines, print and online

        Coverage in women’s interest and feminist outlets

        Outreach to writers focused on gender, sexuality, and identity

        Interviews with major national and regional NPR programs



        Author Website: www.jesszimmerman.com/

        Author Social Media: twitter.com/j_zimms
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “A graceful stylist who casts a wide literary and geographical net, Zimmerman can make nearly anything interesting…. Nearly every page, however, brings fresh insights into age-old myths or tragicomic observations on 21st-century womanhood…. A sparkling and perceptive critique of ancient ideas that still hold women back.”
      Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

      “A fresh look at female-coded monsters from mythology offers insight about embracing characteristics that people fear.”
      Shelf Awareness

      “An engaging parsing that addresses the ways that sexism and misogyny constrain women, a provocative weaving of the personal and the political.”
      The Progressive

      “Many readers will feel the truth of this book in their bones as Zimmerman dissects the mythologies that still constrain women.”
      Christian Science Monitor

      “Every one of these essays is muscular and dangerous, with a mouth full of teeth. Women and Other Monsters is sure to become a feminist classic.”
      —Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House

      “A thoughtful and deeply personal set of meditations on two subjects dear to my heart. Though as I read this, I couldn’t help but feel that it had been written for me personally, I suspect that it was written for you too.”
      —Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

      Women and Other Monsters reconsiders and spins anew myths that have long instructed and inspired us, detailing modern and longstanding terrors women face while illuminating the monstrous powers we may yet reclaim. I started to make a list of people I wanted to give this book to, then realized the answer was just ‘everyone I know.’ Jess Zimmerman’s writing is always a gift, and this is a work of epic bravery and beauty, brimming with insights that slice to the bone.”
      —Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know

      “Jess Zimmerman’s writing is always intimate and fierce, piercing and warm. I loved Women and Other Monsters—I ate it up, and it felt a little like it devoured me right back.”
      —Scaachi Koul, author of One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

      “We are so long overdue for new mythologies about women and power. Jess Zimmerman’s book is a pitch-perfect antidote to the sexist hash of our traditional stories.”
      —Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her

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