Two New Children’s Books

Hard Ball Press has published two new children’s books you may want to consider for holiday gift-giving and your own pleasure.  Both are available in English and Spanish.  The Cabbage that Came Back / El Repollo que Volvio by Steven Pearl and illustrated by Rafael Pearl tells a wonderful children’s fable about sharing.  Margarito’s Forest / El Bosque de Don Margarito by Andy Carter and illustrated by Allison Havens tells a story of how the ways of the Maya, faced with the deforesting effects of climate change, offering timely wisdom for a planet in peril.

New collection of essays and photography by American union workers

Hard Ball Press, whose editor is WCSA stalwart Tim Sheard, has published an unusual collection of essays and photography by American union workers of all varieties – musicians, laborers, teachers, journalists, auto workers, nurses, a ballet dancer, a West Virginia coal miner, and filmmaker John Sayles, among many others.  Titled We Are One: Stories of work, life, and love, each photo essay examines the author’s workplace, life events and ideas about success.   See this and other Hard Ball books here.