The news coming out of Mexico City and Puerto Rico is heartbreaking. A major earthquake and hurricane have left communities devastated, but heroic rescue and recovery efforts are underway.
As an international publisher whose authors come from these affected areas, we feel particularly responsible to reach out with compassion and support. As our Publisher Ilan Stavans says, “fine literature is not only about fine writers and the worlds they come from, but also about fine readers who react to the needs of those worlds with empathy and compassion.”
We know that you, our readers, also want to help the victims of these disasters, and we'd like to work together to provide relief.
Now through the end of October, Restless Books will donate $5 for every book written by one of our Mexican or Puerto Rican authors that we sell on our website. This includes pre-orders for The Wild Book, by Mexico's Juan Villoro, the first title in our new Yonder imprint for young readers.
Click on the book covers below to make a purchase from our website, and we'll make a donation on your behalf. Proceeds will benefit Topos and Direct Relief in Mexico, and ConPRmetidos in Puerto Rico.
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