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Here we continue sharing resources and links that are helping us engage with social justice and Black Lives Matter movement issues. Click here to read the previous Black Lives Matter / Social Justice Links and Resources I. Neelanjana Banerjee, Kaya Press Managing Editor In general, I have closely been following the work of Patrisse Cullors, […]

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At long last, Ed Lin’s debut YA novel David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College is available for pre-order, and will be published this September. In these times, when the day-to-day challenges and heartbreaks of high school seem like a far-off world, come take some solace in this […]

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Black Lives Matter. Some truths are so self-evident that having to say them at all seems both inadequate and an indictment. Black lives—Black artists, thinkers, musicians, activists, struggles, and history—pried open the sense of possibility that gave birth to Kaya Press. Without the ideas, example, and radical acts of imagination gifted to us by Black […]

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Love Each Other, Banish Fear   Dear Friends, We hope you and your loved ones are supported, and are able to cultivate laughter and a sense of ease during this challenging and precarious season. In order to reduce the chances of transmission of COVID-19, Kaya Press’ small team of staff and interns began working from […]

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What does it take to make a book? Inspiration, yes, hard work, yes, and of course a lot of elbow grease. But the key element is people. People to write, people to read, and people to make those books possible. Reading might be a solitary pursuit, but what it takes to put that book out […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz