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It Occurs to Me that I am America New Stories and Art
It Occurs to Me that I am America New Stories and Art

In It Occurs to Me That I Am America, some of today’s most acclaimed writers and artists consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through heart-stirring and often provocative original fiction and art. Featuring all-new short stories from more than thirty-five bestselling and award-winning authors, as well as daring, full-color and black-and-white art, this one-of-a-kind keepsake is a stunning exploration of the state of our union through gorgeous, fierce, fervent, and occasionally funny storytelling.

 

Now more than ever, we must ask ourselves:
who are the WE in We the People?

 

 

VIET THANH NGUYEN

Photo © BeBe Jacobs

MARY HIGGINS CLARK

Photo © Bernard Vidal

ALICE
HOFFMAN

Photo © Deborah Feingold

ELIZABETH STROUT

Photo © Dario Lasagni

MARK
DI IONNO

Photo © Patti Sapone

SHEILA
KOHLER

Photo © Beowulf Sheehan

SARA
PARETSKY

Photo © Steven E. Gross

SUSAN
CRILE

Photo Courtesy of the Author

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Inspire your friends with quotes from the book

This book represents more than a collection of great prose and beautiful pictures; it represents hope. –JONATHAN SANTLOFER The contest for our American identity isn’t strictly a political affair. Those who seek to lead our country must persuade the people through th
We are all storytellers of our own lives, of our American identities. –VIET THANH NGUYEN History has shown the crucial role artists play in challenging injustice during times of crisis. This anthology promises to be both a powerfu

To be published in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) upon the one-year anniversary of the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington.

COMING IN JANUARY 2018

A provocative, unprecedented anthology featuring original short stories and art from some of today’s most acclaimed writers and artists.

contributors

JULIA
ALVAREZ

LEE
CHILD

ERIC
FISCHL

NEIL
GAIMAN

ALICE
WALKER

Photo © Bill Eichner

Photo © Sigrid Estrada

Photo © Carolyn Cole

Photo © Ulf Andersen

Photo © Ana Elena

JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE SMITH

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

SHAHZIA
SIKANDER

ROZ
CHAST

RICHARD
RUSSO

Photo © Thomas King

Photo © Thea Goldberg

Photo © John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Photo © Bill Franzen

Photo © Elena Seibert

GISH
JEN

SUSAN
ISAACS

HA
JIN

JOYCE CAROL OATES

STEPHEN L. CARTER

Photo © Romana Vysatova

Photo © Deborah Feingold

Photo Courtesy of the Author

Photo © Dustin Cohen

Photo © Elena Seibert

ART
SPIEGELMAN

PAUL
THEROUX

WALTER
MOSLEY

PHILIP GOUREVITCH

BLISS
BROYARD

Photo © Bertrand Langlois

Photo © Steve McCurry

Photo © Kirk McKoy

Photo © Victor G. Jeffreys II

Photo © Erin Patrice O'Brien

MIMI
POND

ANGELA FLOURNOY

MARILYN
MINTER

JAMES HANNAHAM

LILY
KING

Photo © Lynda Burdick

Photo © Latoya T. Duncan

Photo © Nadya Wasylko

Photo © Ian Douglas

Photo © Winky Lewis

ELINOR
LIPMAN

JOYCE
MAYNARD

SUSAN
MINOT

RUSSELL
BANKS

DAVID
STOREY

Photo Courtesy of the Author

Photo © Catherine Sebastian

Photo © Huger Foote

Photo © Arnaud Meyer

Photo © James A Scheuren

TOM
PIAZZA

S.J.
ROZAN

JOnathan
santlofer

JUSTIN
TORRES

EDMUND
WHITE

Photo © Rick Gargiulo

Photo © Marion Ettlinger

Photo © Clarke Tolton

Photo © Gregory Cowley

Photo © Rex Features

LOUISE
ERDRICH

DEBORAH
KASS

JANE
KENT

BEVERLY
McIVER

ELIZABETH FRANK

Photo © Ulf Andersen

Photo © Tony Cenicola

Photo © James A Scheuren

Photo © Jared Lazarus
Duke University Photography

Photo © Constance Kheel

ERIC
ORNER

ANNA
DUNN

Bridget Hawkins

Heidi
Pitlor

Photo © Dave Zackin

Photo © Jordan Geiger

Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Photo © Aynsley Floyd

PRAISE

#IAMAMERICABOOK

The ACLU was prepared for the constitutional crises we now face in a way the rest of the country wasn’t. It Occurs to Me That I Am America celebrates the undaunted efforts of the ACLU. For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has stood as the nation’s premier defender of freedom and justice for all, working with and battling against American presidents of both parties to ensure that our country makes good on its founding premise as the land of the free.

 

“We are both thrilled and humbled to see that so many great writers and artists have come together to support the ACLU as we confront the greatest
civil liberties crisis of our time. History has shown
the crucial role artists play in challenging injustice during times of crisis. This anthology promises to
be both a powerful tool in the fight to uphold our values and a tribute to the remarkable voices
behind it.”

                                                     Anthony D. Romero,

                                          Executive Director of the ACLU

 

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It Occurs to Me that I am America New Stories and Art

Now more than ever, we must ask
ourselves: who are the WE in We the People?

 

 

The ACLU was prepared for the constitutional crises we now face in a way the rest of the country wasn’t. It Occurs to Me That I Am America celebrates the undaunted efforts of the ACLU. For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has stood as the nation’s premier defender of freedom and justice for all, working with and battling against American presidents of both parties to ensure that our country makes good on its founding premise as the land of the free.

 

“We are both thrilled and humbled to see that so many great writers and artists have come together to support the ACLU as we confront the greatest civil liberties crisis of our time. History has shown the crucial role artists play in challenging injustice during times of crisis. This anthology promises to be both a powerful tool in the fight to uphold our values and a tribute to the remarkable voices behind it.”

                                              —Anthony D. Romero,

                                   Executive Director of the ACLU

 

It Occurs to Me that I am America New Stories and Art

It Occurs to Me that I am America New Stories and Art

Now more than ever, we must
ask ourselves: who are the WE in We the People?

 

 

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If you have requests for promotion,
media, or events, please contact
Meredith.vilarello@simonandschuster.com

It Occurs to Me that I am America New Stories and Art

The ACLU was prepared for the constitutional crises we now face in a way the rest of the country wasn’t. It Occurs to Me That I Am America celebrates the undaunted efforts of the ACLU. For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has stood as the nation’s premier defender of freedom and justice for all, working with and battling against American presidents of both parties to ensure that our country makes good on its founding premise as the land of the free.

 

“We are both thrilled and humbled to see that so many great writers and artists have come together to support the ACLU as we confront the greatest civil liberties crisis of our time. History has shown the crucial role artists play in challenging injustice during times of crisis. This anthology promises to be both a powerful tool in the fight to uphold our values and a tribute to the remarkable voices behind it.”

                        —Anthony D. Romero,

           Executive Director of the ACLU

 

This book represents more than a collection of great prose and beautiful pictures; it represents hope. –JONATHAN SANTLOFER The contest for our American identity isn’t strictly a political affair. Those who seek to lead our country must persuade the people through th We are all storytellers of our own lives, of our American identities. –VIET THANH NGUYEN History has shown the crucial role artists play in challenging injustice during times of crisis. This anthology promises to be both a powerfu
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