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JWB Takes New Titles to London Book Fair

Helena Cobban at LBFCEO Helena Cobban represented Just World Books at the London Book Fair, one of the publishing industry’s largest annual gatherings, which took place April 8-10 in Olympia, West London. As “the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content,” this fair was the perfect opportunity for Cobban to promote our upcoming Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 titles, as well as seek foreign rights sales of our existing list.

After days of meetings with potential distributors and co-publishers across the Atlantic, Cobban was enthusiastic, noting, “LBF is a terrific venue for pursuing new channels for our books, and I’ve learned a great deal about what it will take to bring Just World Books into the next phase of growth.” Cobban expects a number of the rights to titles she brought to the fair to be sold in international markets soon.

Advance information sheets were available for our Fall 2015 list which includes:

  • Gaza Unsilenced, a timely new anthology, co-edited by Laila El-Haddad and Refaat Alareer, of some of the best writing and images from primarily Gaza Palestinians, and other commentators, about the horrendous situation of Gaza's 1.8 million residents both during and since last year's Israeli assault.
  • The General's Son, Second Edition, with a new Epilogue in which Miko Peled describes taking his story and his activism to more than 20 countries around the world, including South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, Jordan and even, through a tunnel, into Gaza. He also describes the reaction to the book from within Israel, and the new relationships he's built with Palestinian activists inside Palestine and far beyond.
  • Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza, a memoir from Jewish-American peace activist and poet Lillian Rosengarten tracing the arc of a life that took her from very difficult times to a clarity of purpose based on conscience and humanity.
  • The People Make the Peace, the debut title in a new portion of our list that will present key works on antiwar and peace-studies themes. In this anthology, editors Karin Aguilar-San Juan and Frank Joyce showcase reflections by ten Vietnam War-era antiwar activists who worked with their courageous, youthful counterparts in both North and South Vietnam, and the relevance that their activism of 45 years ago has for peace activists today.


The London Book Fair also brought the first look at the new concept we've developed for the Spring 2016 Second Edition of our award-winning cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen. Among other updates in content and design, the Second Edition will integrate international measurements and terms, and will feature a new cover and interior layout to showcase the excellent photography of co-authors Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt.

If you are a foreign publisher with interest in learning more about acquiring foreign rights, please contact rights@justworldbooks.com.

Leila Abdelrazaq Launches Baddawi in Chicago

Leila Abdelrazaq launched her highly anticipated new book Baddawi last Wednesday, April 8 at the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) center on the south side of Chicago. The crowd was extremely enthusiastic about the debut graphic novel by Abdelrazaq, the young Palestinian-American artist who has been active in the community for years. Baddawi is a visually compelling coming-of-age story about the [...]

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Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh on Democracy Now, and sharing his stories from Palestinian Galilee

Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh, author of Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee, appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman last week, where as a veteran member of the Palestinian community within Israel he explained the importance of the newfound coordination among the community's major political parties. Just before his appearance on Democracy Now!, [...]

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Miko Peled making waves in Washington DC and globally!

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JWB authors honored on International Women's Day!

BIG congratulations to Alice Rothchild, author of On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, who on International Women's Day (March 8) received not one but two very lovely recognitions for her activism on peace issues in the Middle East. One of these was a plaque, issued in the name [...]

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Three New Ebook Titles Available!

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Super reception for Kanaaneh's "Chief Complaint"!

Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh won an enthusiastic reception for his short-story collection, Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee, when it was launched February 24 at a reading and reception hosted by Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies. The event was packed!  Attendees were welcomed by Dr. Brinkley Messick, co-director of the Center, and [...]

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Baddawi by Leila Abdelrazaq Available for Preorder Now!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting advance orders for our stunning debut graphic novel Baddawi by the talented Leila Abdelrazaq. Renowned Palestinian artist Samia Halaby calls the book “a substantial accomplishment, a serious story in comic-book form containing magnificent drawing by a young artist of promise.” Baddawi launches April 7 and [...]

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Hatim Kanaaneh, other JWB authors, launching/speaking/touring in coming weeks!

Our authors have busy speaking schedules in the weeks ahead!  On February 24th, Hatim Kanaaneh will be launching Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee, his evocative collection of short stories, at a signature event at Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies, in New York Details and RSVP's for this evening event can [...]

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Alice Rothchild in New York, Northern Virginia

Calling all lovers of peace and justice in NYC and Northern Virginia! Alice Rothchild, author of On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, is speaking in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday evening (2/3), at Hunter College in Manhattan on Thursday (2/4)-- and then in Springfield, VA on Sunday, [...]

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