Check out all the AWP events that Boneshaker Books is hosting April 8-11: Ellery Akers, Gazillion Strong’s Writers of Color Showcase (at Aster Cafe), Free Verse Editions, Broken River Books and King Shot Press, alumni from University of Minnesota’s MFA program, University of Arizona MFA writers, Cambridge Writer’s Workshop, The-Tusk.com, and Untangling the Knot.
Compañeras is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. Gathered here are the stories of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters who became guerrilla insurgents and political leaders, educators and healers—who worked collectively to construct a new society of dignity and justice. Compañeras shows us how, after centuries of oppression, a few voices of dissent became a force of thousands, how a woman once confined to her kitchen rose to conduct peace negotiations with the Mexican government, and how hundreds of women overcame engrained hardships to strengthen their communities from within.
Boneshaker Books is proud to partner with Gazillion Strong for this pre-teen and teen comics program. Each bookstore and library will select comic books and graphic novels in which the central character(s) are from marginalized communities, such as the POC (people of color), LGBTQ, adoptee, foster care, and disabled communities. The books will be presented to preteens, teens, and their families by knowledgeable authors, activists, performers, and comic book connoisseurs.
Featured selections are rated PG/PG-13ish. For pre-teen/teens ages 9+.