Ever wonder what publishing professionals read in their spare time? Wonder no more! Here is the definitive list of Beacon Press's reading recommendations for 2013. A professional cyclist kicked out of the sport, a cigar smoking dragon, a Greek chorus of gay men lost to AIDS, a boyhood marred by abuse, a bullying presidency, Albert Einstein, the poetry of quietude, and so much more. Who could argue with a list like that?
9 posts from December 2013
Claire Conner, author of "Wrapped in the Flag," reflects on the true origin of the Radical Right's so-called "War on Christmas."
Beacon's Director, Helene Atwan, fondly remembers last month's Miami Book Fair and all the great writers—and food and drinks—she encountered there.
Noliwe M. Rooks, author of White Money/Black Power, explores the complex questions of race and poverty raised by homeless child Dasani, subject of the recent New York Times "Invisible Child" series.
Melinda Chateauvert, author of Sex Workers Unite, writes about the movement to end violence against sex workers.
The Broadside's official guide to Beacon's annual holiday sale. Save 20% off everything at www.beacon.org with promo code GIFT20, including titles by Richard Blanco, Lauren Slater, Mike O'Connor, Jeanne Theoharis, Rodger Streitmatter and Bill Ayers.
Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, examines the true legacy—of activism, struggle, and radical transformative change—left by Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela.
For Human Rights Day, Melinda Chateauvert, author of "Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk," makes the case for treating the rights of sex workers as a human rights issue.
More than a half century later, the Montgomery Bus Boycott still resonates as a powerful example of nonviolent resistance.