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Our new partner in educational programing. And other news from JWB!

Screengrab from JWE siteWe're thrilled to tell you about the birth and launch of the new nonprofit organization, the Just World Educational Foundation-- also known as Just World Educational. JWE was incorporated in the state of Virginia last December and has a distinguished Board of Directors, including JWB author Richard Falk, JWB's CEO Helena Cobban, and six other distinguished individuals.

You can learn a lot more about the many educational projects being pursued and planned by JWE at their website, which was unveiled in early August. You can see a quick screengrab from the homepage, above-- but we urge you to head on over there and explore all of the site's great features. JWE's people are doing a lot to continue to load material onto the site, so check back regularly!

This post on the JWE blog explains the reasons for the formation of the new organization, and its relationship with Just World Books. We are definitely hoping that JWE will be a strong partner for JWB and for numerous other organizations dedicated to education and the building of a just and peaceful world!

LOS cover

Meanwhile, we at JWB are making our last plans for the release, September 20, of Lens on Syria: A Photographic Tour of its Ancient and Modern Culture, by the California-based photographer Daniel Demeter. JWE will be organizing some great educational events shortly after the launch of the book-- starting with events in Washington DC, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville (VA), and at the Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, GA. 

Stay tuned for details of those events, which will shortly be posted on our Events calendar. Or, if you follow JWB's Twitter or Facebook accounts, you can learn details of the events there, too.

Next up after Lens on Syria will be our gorgeous Second Edition of Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt's award-winning The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, coming in late October.

The new Gaza Kitchen has more recipes than the first edition-- along with more photographs, more information boxes, and more fabulous endorsements from giants of the culinary world like Anthony Bourdain, Claudia Roden, or Yotam Ottolenghi.

GK-2 cover

It also has a fabulous new design and many more twice as many pages than hitherto. Bound as a hardcover, it is a steal at $30! It is so beautiful that, as we say, "Your cookbook shelf and your coffee table will fight over this book... Better buy two copies!"

The publication of these two beautiful, four-color volumes truly marks a watershed for Just World Books.

In other news, we are sad to tell you that Ms. Diana Ghazzawi, who has made a strong contribution to the growth of Just World Books during her two-year tenure as our Director of Production, has decided to move on and take up a position as Managing Editor at the New Jersey-based publisher Career Press. The announcement about her resignation is here.

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