GARN PRESS AUTHOR

DENNY TAYLOR

Denny Taylor has organized more than 30 international scholars forums. She speaks to diverse national and international audiences on a broad range of issues, especially the interconnections between the rapid acceleration in climate change and the dismantling of US public schools, which are not widely recognized. Taylor is particularly interested in bringing to the attention of the public what many parents and teachers already know, which is that in the US, children are being taught to work for the corporations that are using up Earth’s resources, contaminating the planet, and causing the climate system to adversely change, making Earth and unsafe place for our kids to be.

In 1983, Taylor published Family Literacy, which is regarded a classic in the field; Growing Up Literate received the MLA Shaughnessy award in 1988; and Toxic Literacies, published in 1996, was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2004, Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame. She is Professor Emerita of Literacy Studies at Hofstra University, and the co-founder and CEO of Garn Press.

Her most recent books are Nineteen Clues: Great Transformations Can Be Achieved Through Collective Action, Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke the Golden Rule, Rosie’s Umbrella, and Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat!

Denny Taylor

Denny Taylor

Garn Press Author

In 1983, Taylor published Family Literacy, which is regarded a classic in the field; Growing Up Literate received the MLA Shaughnessy award in 1988; and Toxic Literacies, published in 1996, was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2004, Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame.

Hardcover: 978-1-942146-46-9
Paperback: 978-1-942146-45-2
eBook: 978-1-942146-44-5

Split Second Solution

Split Second Solution is a modern fable, a magical love story that is both strangely mysterious and terrifying real.

It’s 2022.  Word and X-it, both born in 2000, have been hunted since Word’s mother was murdered in 2008. They’re stuck in the Split Second between life and death when they land on the doorstep of a strange old crone.

Along with Word and X-it you’ll meet Et, a creature from another galaxy who often appears as the old crone, and Death who likes to appear as Cat, Bat, Kiss, Gaga, and Bowie. Also in the story are Aisha and Jamaal, who are graffiti artists being hunted by Sick-Reapers and A.I. – artificial intelligence hostile to biological intelligence – running amok in New York City.

Their survival depends on Death splitting time to save Word from the Sick Reapers who are searching for the mysterious box Word’s mother gave her just before she died.

The magic of the Split Second Solution is that science and myth are combined to tell the truth. Word is the Last Truth Keeper, and by reading the story we just might save the world!

 

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Split Second Solution is about survival, a call for youth to respond to the deadly conflicts occurring within political arenas … Profoundly allegorical and woven with allusions, the conversations and encounters of the characters go beyond “genre tradition” – challenging perceptions of race, gender and love.

Josefa Pace

Sonoma State University

Split Second Solution reminds me of the works of Neil Gaiman– especially the Sandman Series. Denny Taylor has created a unique love story filled with mystery, science, and myth … I highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves a tale well told that challenges the reader as it entertains.

Kris Moger

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Denny Taylor’s futuristic urban fantasy, Split Second Solution, supposes a very different world, albeit less than a decade away, but one that’s all too frighteningly plausible considering today’s culture … Split Second Solution challenges your imagination and makes you see the world and its potential in an entirely different light.

Jack Magnus

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There’s a lot going on in the futuristic novel Split Second Solution. … The more you read, the more you learn, and you still feel like you want to know a whole lot more. I loved this book and I would love to read the next one in the series as well.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

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Books By Denny Taylor

In 1983, Taylor published Family Literacy, which is regarded a classic in the field; Growing Up Literatereceived the MLA Shaughnessy award in 1988; and Toxic Literacies, published in 1996, was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2004, Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame. She is Professor Emerita of Literacy Studies at Hofstra University, and the co-founder and CEO of Garn Press. Her most recent books are Nineteen Clues: Great Transformations Can Be Achieved Through Collective Action, Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke the Golden Rule, and Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat!

Rosie's Umbrella

Rosie's Umbrella

Hardcover: 978-1-942146-06-3
Paperback: 978-1-942146-02-5
eBook: 978-1-942146-03-2

Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat!

Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat!

Hardcover: 978-1-942146-31-5
Paperback: 978-1-942146-32-2

Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke The Golden Rule: A Satire

Save Our Children, Save Our School, Pearson Broke The Golden Rule: A Satire

Paperback: 978-0989910644
eBook: 978-0-9899106-5-1

Denny Taylor Videos

In 1983, Taylor published Family Literacy, which is regarded a classic in the field; Growing Up Literate received the MLA Shaughnessy award in 1988; and Toxic Literacies, published in 1996, was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2004, Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame.

Denny Taylor Photos

In 1983, Taylor published Family Literacy, which is regarded a classic in the field; Growing Up Literate received the MLA Shaughnessy award in 1988; and Toxic Literacies, published in 1996, was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2004, Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame.

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In 1983, Taylor published Family Literacy, which is regarded a classic in the field; Growing Up Literate received the MLA Shaughnessy award in 1988; and Toxic Literacies, published in 1996, was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 2004, Taylor was inducted into the IRA’s Reading Hall of Fame.

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Garn Summer Reads: Rosie's Umbrella by Denny Taylor This summer Garn’s Facebook friends are waking up in all sorts of marvelous places, at the shore, high up in mountains — in the U.S. and in countries around the world — leaving the distractions and noise of the...

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Garn Press Authors Publish Award Winning Books Garn Press is so convinced the books by Garn authors are a major contribution to our understandings of the most prescient issues of our times that we are continually submitting Garn nonfiction and fiction for major...

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Super Heroes, Climate Change, and Existential Risk

Super Heroes, Climate Change, and Existential Risk At a time of great uncertainty and existential risks there are many superheroes – but we have to look for them. If you look in the corridors of power on either side of the pond you will not find them. For superheroes...

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Diane Ravitch Reviews Denny Taylor’s Book “Save”

This review originally appeared on Diane Ravitch's blog | Diane Ravitch | 2015 (Diane Ravitch, 2015) Denny Taylor is Professor Emerita of Literacy Studies at Hofstra University. She has won many awards for her writing about literacy and literature. She is also the...

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