Strong sales track with solid potential to be matched or exceeded in paperback: The hardcover edition has sold 13,652, with 20,000 copies in print. Educators especially are hungry for the paperback. The New Press has a successful paperback track for books on race, inequality, and education (Other People’s Children, Everyday Antiracism) as well as voices of students (Fires in the Bathroom).
Sought-after speaker and advocate: Morris’s travel has barely slowed since the HC publication and her star continues to rise. The number of invitations to keynote, speak, moderate, consult, and facilitate increases with every passing month. Upcoming highlights: moderating a social justice panel at The Met in January; featured on a panel with Kimberlé Crenshaw and New York Times staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones at the Schomburg Center in February; at the request of Melissa Harris Perry will deliver the esteemed Anna Julia Cooper lecture at Wake Forest University in March.
Cuts across three hot subjects: Progressive education titles with the right buzz are perennial successes and among the strongest backlist titles for our press. This book hits not only the education audience, but also readers of books on gender/women’s studies, and the ever-expanding audience for criminal justice books.