How Rafia Zakaria's first book THE UPSTAIRS WIFE is giving voice to Pakistani women whose stories have gone unheard.
15 posts from January 2015
Wildlife investigator and tiger conservation specialist J. A. Mills examines the dark side of the recent tiger conservation triumph in India.
Reproductive rights advocate Dr. Carole Joffe looks at President Obama's State of the Union proposal for expanded child care, and compares it with the sad history of child care legislation in the US.
In an excerpt from AT HOME IN EXILE, Alan Wolfe warns that, although Islamic anti-Semitism can occur, we shouldn't let it derail efforts to coexist.
Putting the State of the Union in context: Eight books you should read.
In an excerpt from THE TYRANNY OF THE MERITOCRACY, Lani Guinier demonstrates the dangers of a culture that values rote achievement over character.
Two decades ago, international wildlife investigator J. A. Mills went undercover to expose bear farming in China and discovered a plot to turn tigers into nothing more than livestock. Now, a new video for BLOOD OF THE TIGER takes viewers deep into the heart of one of these tiger farms.
The fictional speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the end of the film 'Selma' is rousing and climactic. Here's what Dr. King really said.
In 1983, a chance encounter connected young anthropologist Ruth Behar to a Mexican street peddler named Esperanza Hernandez in ways that would resonate throughout the years, and would continue to live on after Esperanza’s death in 2014.
'Considering Hate' authors Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski examine the shadow side of the #JeSuisCharlie movement.
This month, Beacon is launching a series of workshops in three cities, “From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: Teaching Martin Luther King, Jr., in the Twenty-first Century” to provide hands-on instruction to teachers.
All of us at Beacon Press join our colleagues in the international publishing community in condemning the terrorist attacks on the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, and reaffirming the vital importance of a free press to people everywhere.
Author and conservationist J. A. Mills explains how she came to write BLOOD OF THE TIGER and why the situation for endangered tigers is only growing more critical.
Renowned historian and civil rights activist Dr. Mary Frances Berry explains why reactions to President Johnson’s role in the film ‘Selma’ miss the point.
In our January releases, we explore a geopolitical conservation effort, redefine the source of hatred and hate-driven violence, return Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to his radical roots, and expose the hypocrisy of “merit-based” admissions practices. These are books you will be thinking about and discussing for the rest of the year.