UNDROWNED Preorder Promotion
Undrowned is coming soon.
We're getting excited about Alexis Pauline Gumbs' new book Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals (coming November 17, 2020)! We hope you're excited too. If you're just learning about it now, let us tell you: IT'S TIME TO GET EXCITED.
As LeVar Burton would say, you don't have to take our word for it.
In the words of Dani McClain, author of We Live for the We:
“Alexis Pauline Gumbs pushes us out of our comfort zone and into the sea, where other species are moving and mothering in ways that can teach us how to survive. With her beautifully rendered reflections on the habits and habitats of seals, otters and manatees, Gumbs shows us that humans aren't the only ones affected by climate change, and that other mammals know the pain of having their children hunted. Undrowned is a gift and its message is clear: The natural world offers solutions if we just pay attention.”
Preorder now and get a free gift!
We've teamed up with a few fabulous indie bookstores to bring you a special preorder campaign for Undrowned. If you order direct from AK Press or from one of these partner stores, not only will you get the book as soon as it's released—you'll also get a free, exclusive 1" enamel pin featuring the dolphin design from the book cover—which, we should also say, is inspired by Alexis's grandma's design for the dolphin flag of Anguilla.
And you'll be supporting a small press and indie bookstores instead of lining the pockets of a gazillionaire *cough*Bezos*cough*. It's a win-win-win, yes?
Here's where you can preorder Undrowned and get your free pin:
- AK Press
- Charis Books & More (Atlanta)
- Firestorm Books (Asheville)
- Moon Palace Books (Minneapolis)
- Regulator Bookshop (Durham)
- Women & Children First (Chicago)
If one of these is local to you, check with them about local pickup/delivery options! If not, all offer shipping. These are bookstores we want to see survive and thrive, so we promise we won't be mad if you order from them instead of direct from us. In fact, we encourage you to! Your book and pin will both ship from whichever of these places you order from, on or around release day (November 17). Please contact them directly if you have questions about ordering or the status of your order.