GARN PRESS NEWS: Week in Review – February 19 – February 26, 2017

Weekly recap on Garn Press authors and books. Visit Garn Press News to get the latest updates on new and featured Garn Press authors and books, book previews and excerpts, book reviews, author interviews, editorial features, and other shared book and author experiences.

FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: Nineteen Clues: Great Transformations Can Be Achieved Through Collective Action

The arguments presented in Nineteen Clues have been many years in the making, presented at national and international conferences, and critiqued in peer-review. Nineteen Clues unites the struggles of scientists, teachers and parents. It salutes their tenacity and grit, as well as the brilliance of their arguments and their endurance. It is written in the belief that this is a moment in history when we must unite in the struggle to make Earth a child safe zone, knowing that people can succeed when governments fail. Download the ebook for FREE.


“Fake News Brought Me a Barrage of Hate” – Garn Press Applauds Steve Nelson for his Cool Response to the Maelstrom Caused by New York Post

This is a cautionary tale of how newspapers of the New York Post’s ilk catch educators, to quote Steve Nelson, in the “crosshairs of a faux media frenzy”. Steve Nelson is the Head of Calhoun School, a progressive private school in New York City. Calhoun is distinguished by the diversity of the students and by the social justice community outreach in which all the students in the school participate.  But Steve’s mission stretches way beyond the perimeters of the school on the Upper West Side and the Bronx where students often engage with public school students in shared projects and activities. He is an unabashed advocate for progressive education for all children and especially children in public schools. Steve begins with the premise “first do no harm” – a principle that many policy makers should consider adopting. Read Feature.


Great Fiction Books on SALE – Paperback Books on Sale on Amazon 20% Off

At Garn Press all eyes are on the truly remarkable fiction books we are publishing. 20% off Garn press paperback books on Amazon. And great news for readers of Garn books. All of Garn’s Amazon Kindle eBooks are now available through Amazon’s MatchBook program. When you buy the print version – either paperback or hardcover – of any Garn book from, you can also get the Kindle version for just $2.99. Equally good news is that if you have previously purchased any Garn print book from at any time in the past, you can also now buy the Kindle version for the same $2.99. Available for purchase.


Award Winning and Finalist Memoir BooksBOOK SALE: Award Winning and Finalist Garn Press Memoir Books on Sale on Amazon 20% Off

In the past year Garn Press has gained international recognition for publishing great memoirs and nonfiction books by writers of conscience on the most pressing issues of our day. Many of the books published by Garn Press have received national and international awards. Most recently (Dec. 2016) Garn Press memoirs have been recognized by the Best Book Awards. Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Wiley, McGraw Hill, Rowman and Littlefield, Forge Books, and hundreds of Independent Houses contributed to this outstanding competition! View the full results and award winners. Read Feature.


GARN JUSTICE AND EQUITY SERIES: “Bill of Educational Rights” from First Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk

In his introduction to Steve Nelson’s acclaimed book on progressive education, Matt Damon writes, “All children deserve a progressive education, not just a privileged few, an education that will enliven their lives with joy and possibility and help them contribute to the betterment of society and our planet.”  What can we expect and even demand of public officials — school board members and local legislators — who decide on the ways in which public schools are run? Steve Nelson argues that we should begin by insisting, that first and foremost, no harm is done to children who attend public schools. He encourages us to consider a Bill of Rights for Children that he presents in the last chapter of his remarkable book along with his conclusions on why progressive education is so important in this time of existential risk. Read Bill of Educational Rights.


COMING SOON: Books Opposing Trump’s Agenda – “Trumplandia” and “United We Stand Divided We Fall”

TRUMPLANDIA: UNMASKING POST-TRUTH AMERICA: In unprecedented times when American values are at stake P.L. Thomas provides a moral compass for so many people who expected the first woman to become President of the United States. Thomas argues that this assumption grossly underestimated the rise of Donald Trump, which was an inevitable culmination of who the U.S. truly is as a people. In a series of brilliantly written essays Trumplandia examines how a reality TV star as president represents post-truth America as a failed democracy and as a country still deeply poisoned by racism, classism, sexism, and xenophobia. Running throughout as well is an implicit question: How can we resist Trumplandia and truly become a ​democracy? Read announcement.

In United We Stand Divided We Fall Garn Press has gathered together essays by great scholars and renowned teachers who oppose the direction in which President Trump is leading the country. These are essays, to quote George Lakoff, which frame American values accurately and systemically day after day, telling truths by American majority moral values. These are essays of protest against and resistance to Trump’s presidency, to his billionaire cabinet, to the privileging in the White House of white supremacists, the promulgation of “alternate facts”, the denigration of media sources, the purges of State Department personnel, the gag orders at the EPA and scientists placed on “watch lists”, the travel bans on people from wide swaths of U.S. society and on refugees … the list is long. Read announcement.


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