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.
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.