GARN PRESS NEWS: Week in Review – January 29 – February 4, 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.

Week in Review – January 29 – February 4, 2017

BOOK SALE: Award Winning Garn Books on Education – Paperback Books on Sale on Amazon 20% Off

BOOK SALE 20% OFF: At Garn Press all eyes are on the truly remarkable nonfiction books we are publishing. 20% off Garn press education books on Amazon (paperback only). 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. Learn more and purchase.


Week in Review – January 29 – February 4, 2017

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Trumplandia: Unmasking Post-Truth America by NCTE George Orwell Award Winning Author P.L. Thomas

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? Learn more.


Week in Review – January 29 – February 4, 2017

BOOK SALE: Nineteen Clues: Great Transformations Can Be Achieved Through Collective Action – 50% off on Amazon. Paperback book $7.95, ebook $4.95 on Amazon.

The Doomsday Clock has been moved closer to midnight because of Donald Trump, and in the European Parliament the U.S. President has been called an existential threat. And so, in this time of increased existential risks caused by Donald Trump’s ascendancy, at Garn Press we ask again: What can be done to sustain the planet for future generations? How can we lessen the impact of changing planetary pressures; prepare for life in extreme political, social and ecological environments; reduce the risk of disaster, and adapt? What can we do to overcome the barriers to action in response to the political threats to society? These threats include: the lack of strong democratic leadership; the ratings driven media; and, the unwillingness of democratic politicians to act? What would it take to make Earth a child safe zone? Learn more and purchase. Learn more and purchase.


Week in Review – January 29 – February 4, 2017

BOOK EXCERPT: First Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk

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. Read Excerpt and Purchase.


Week in Review – January 29 – February 4, 2017

Garn Press Interview of Carolyn Walker 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. She is a lifelong Michigan resident and the married mother of three grown children. Read interview.

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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