Happy Book Birthday to HOW I RESIST!!

May 15th, 2018 • Kate

Congrats to editor Maureen Johnson and assistant editor Kate Linnea Welsh on the publication today of HOW I RESIST, from Wednesday Books!

An all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by bestselling YA author Maureen Johnson.

Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they’re bound to inherit. They’re ready to stand up and be heard – but with much to shout about, where they do they begin? What can I do? How can I help?

How I Resist is the response, and a way to start the conversation. To show readers that they are not helpless, and that anyone can be the change. A collection of essays, songs, illustrations, and interviews about activism and hope, How I Resist features an all-star group of contributors, including, John Paul Brammer, Libba Bray, Lauren Duca, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, Alex Gino, Hebh Jamal, Malinda Lo, Dylan Marron, Hamilton star Javier Muñoz, Rosie O’Donnell, Junauda Petrus, Jodi Picoult, Jason Reynolds, Karuna Riazi, Maya Rupert, Dana Schwartz, Dan Sinker, Ali Stroker, Jonny Sun (aka @jonnysun), Sabaa Tahir, Shaina Taub, Daniel Watts, Jennifer Weiner, Jacqueline Woodson, and more, all edited and compiled by New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson.

In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance.

How I Resist is the kind of book people will be discussing for years to come and a staple on bookshelves for generations.

I’m so proud to work on this book. Here’s a bit of what people are saying about it:

“The Ultimate Resistance Guidebook.” – Bustle

“How excited are we? I mean. Do I really need to entertain this question?” – B&N Teen, Named one of the “Most Anticipated Anthologies of 2018”

“Candor and passion radiate from the 30 voices raised in this trenchant and timely compendium of interviews, essays, reflections, illustrations, and poems.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“Interspersed within such essays are important poems, art, and music, from which readers can draw inspiration to make mistakes, start over, try something new, and keep a positive outlook on life no matter what harsh circumstances occur. This book will be a light in the darkness for some, and help guide them from despair.” – Booklist

“This offers plenty of access points for teens looking for advice, catharsis, and/or motivation.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This is an impactful, contemporary guide to activism that gives voices to individuals who are making a difference in today’s tumultuous social climate. A useful classroom tool that will generate discussion around topics that matter to many young people today.” – Kirkus Reviews

Follow #HowIResist on Twitter for personal insights from all of the contributors, and give a shout out to Maureen and Kate for all their hard work. I also have to think everyone at Wednesday Books and especially Sara Goodman for believing in this project, and helping us make it a reality. Grab a copy today at Amazon, B&N, IndieBound, or your favorite local bookstore! All of the contributors’ proceeds are being donated to the ACLU.

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