Impact: Personal Portraits of Activism

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MuseWrite Press, Sep 20, 2020 - Literary Collections - 214 pages
Something happened and motivated these quiet activists to make an impact on their family, organization, or community. They chose to speak up about issues they care about. Some are following a tradition of generational activism. Others became involved for the first time and suddenly realized they were engaged in activism. IMPACT: PERSONAL PORTRAITS OF ACTIVISM gathers personal essays, poems, short stories and drama from around the world to show how actions big and small can lead to some form of justice.

A standout book, IMPACT won the 2021 Best Book Award in Current Events and was a Finalist for Social Change with the American Book Fest. In addition, the book was a 2021 Indie Book Award Finalist in two categories: Anthology and Social Change.

CONTRIBUTORS: Dee Allen., Annette M. Alston, Jennifer Brown Banks, Brian C. Billings, Aila Alvina Boyd, Tony Bradburn, Lisa Braxton, A.J. Chilson, Deirdre Clawson, Marion Deutsche Cohen, Richard Downing, Theresa J. Elders, Linda Elman, Clara Freeman, CMarie Fuhrman, Stephanie J. Gates, Sharron Goodman-Hill, Alexandra Grabbe, Sandra Hall, Judy Hogan, Hunter Liguore, Chad W. Lutz, Jarrett Mazza, Greta McClain, Erin Goseer Mitchell, Rita Moe, Carole Ann Moleti, Naida Mujkic, Allene Nichols, Leah Olajide, Keith A. Raymond, Leslie Penelope Recht, Jacqueline Ruegg, Terry Sanville, Gerard Sarnat, Anjana Satpathy, Anne Farrer Scott, Judy Seldin-Cohen, Unique Shaw-Smith, Chantae Still, Patti Capel Swartz, Laura Sweeney, Marianne Taylor, Uzomah Ugwu, Susan Winstead

About the author (2020)

Michelle Duster is a writer, speaker, professor, and champion of racial and gender equity. She co-wrote the popular children's history book, Tate and His Historic Dream, co-edited Michelle Obama's Impact on African American Women and Girls and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells. She has written articles for TIME, Essence, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and The North Star. Her advocacy has led to street names, monuments, historical markers, and other public history projects that highlight women and African Americans. For more details visit her website. Follow her on Twitter @MichelleDuster and Facebook @MLDwrites Trina Sotira is an Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing. A writer grounded in social justice issues, Trina is the author of the YA novel In Her Skin: Growing Up Trans and is finishing a doctorate in curriculum leadership, with a proposed dissertation in Critical Race Theory. Trina served as the advisor of the college literary journal The Prairie Light Review, where her students won the American Scholastic Press Association's First Place Magazine award four consecutive years during her tenure. She has spoken at numerous academic and literary conferences, including the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Illinois Reading Council, and the Illinois Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her work has been published in The Poeming Pigeon, Emerge Literary Journal, and WOW! Women on Writing. For more, visit her website: Twitter @TrinaSotira

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