GARN PRESS NEWS: Week in Review – January 15-21, 2017

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Week in Review

BOOK LAUNCH! Every Least Sparrow by Carolyn Walker

Every Least Sparrow is simultaneously heartbreaking and delightful in revealing the story of Jennifer Walker, a girl born with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, a rare and confounding condition that affects mental and physical development. Nearly every one of Jennifer’s body functions is adversely affected by this disorder, creating enormous challenges. Rubinstein-Taybi, however, cannot lay claim to Jennifer’s spirit, or her mother’s determination that her daughter live a full and happy life.Early release paperback available for purchase on Amazon. Ebook available January 26,1017. Read news feature.


VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: Garn Press Author Carolyn Walker – Kresge Artist Fellow in the Literary Arts and Author of Every Least Sparrow

Carolyn Walker is a memoirist, essayist, poet, and creative writing instructor. After working twenty-five years as a journalist, she returned to graduate school and earned her MFA in Writing degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2004. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Hunger Mountain, The Writer’s Chronicle, Gravity Pulls You In: Parenting Children on the Autism Spectrum, and many other publications. Her essay “Christian Become a Blur” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and reprinted in the 50th anniversary edition of Crazyhorse. In 2013, she was made a Kresge Fellow in the Literary Arts by the Kresge Foundation. Read news feature.


WHOLESALE & RETAIL: First Do No Harm: Progressive Education In A Time Of Existential Risk by Steve Nelson

Wholesale & Retail orders for the Hardcover and Paperback now Available – Download the Wholesale and Retail PDF.

First Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk develops a comprehensive argument for the importance of progressive education in light of the world’s increasingly severe challenges. Current educational practices, particularly in the United States, instill conformity and compliance at a time when authority must be challenged, skepticism must thrive and our students must be imaginative, creative, empathic and passionately alive.  Paperback & Hardcover Available: AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBound (local bookstore). Ebook just $2.99 on Amazon when you purchase the print book, available through Amazon’s Kindle Matchbook Program. Read news feature.


EBOOK LAUNCH: Great Women Scholars: Yetta Goodman, Maxine Greene, Louise Rosenblatt, Margaret Meek Spencer

Reading as a transactional process, reader-response, the ways texts teach, miscue analysis, kid watching, social responsibility and imagination, our existential existence, I am not yet, not yet, are all ideas that are part of who we are, but would not be without Yetta Goodman, Maxine Greene, Louise Rosenblatt, and Margaret Meek Spencer. On Friday, September 21st 2001, ten days after 9-11, Yetta, Maxine, Louise, and Margaret spoke about their lives and work, what makes teaching sublime, and about the dark side of imagination. To keep hope alive, to continue to imagine life as it could be otherwise, and for the sake of future generations and ourselves, it is important that we read what they had to say and continue to learn from them. Great Women Scholars print book (new release Amazon) and ebook (re-release Amazon) are now available. Read news feature.


Every Least SparrowEBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON: Every Least Sparrow by Carolyn Walker – Ebook available January 26,1017

As always the best information can be obtained from those who are dealing with children with the syndrome most: the children themselves and their parents! The present book is written by such a parent, and offers a wealth of information. Surely about the syndrome itself. But, more importantly, how the life is of a family in which a child with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is born. The shock, the disbelief,  the uncertainties, the anxieties. But also the unexpected joys, the warmth and care of people of whom you hadn’t expected it, the laughter, the love. The book is written in a marvelous style, and is open, in every sense of the word. The book teaches you also how to look into the world through the eyes of someone with the syndrome, and you will read it is usually a beautiful world. The word syndrome? Please just forget it. Read this marvelous book, cry and laugh, and enjoy. – Raoul Hennekam MD PhDProfessor of Pediatrics and Translational Genetics, University of Amsterdam, Medical Advisor of Rubinstein-Taybi support groups (several countries), Amsterdam, June 2016. Early release paperback available for purchase on Amazon. Ebook available January 26,1017Read news feature.

Catch up on all Garn Books – Garn Press Winter 2017 Book Catalogue

At Garn we publish great books and provide great reading opportunities for readers that encourage all of us to be brave, be fearless, and not forget to imagine the extraordinary opportunities of being human in these most challenging times. Download the Garn Press 2017 Winter Book Catalogue – PDF.



Updated Releases


  • Trumplandia – (Winter 2017)
  • Toodle-Oo Ruby Blue -(Winter 2017)
  • Teaching Without Testing – (Winter 2017)
  • Rosie’s Umbrella (New Edition Winter 2017)
  • Sandy Hook Versus the U.S. Congress (Winter 2017)


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