Bedtime reading for little trouble-makers! When Manny is told the children can't pick any mangoes from the tree in the apt. building courtyard, the parents are afraid to act because some are undocumented. So Manny and his friends go on strike. An inspiring story about justice & the spirit of children.
Price $10.00 - Available December, 2014
Nursing home workers caring for the elderly and infirm show us how their challenging work is motivated by love. Family members and friends who are admitted for long term care and per-haps, for the last stage of life, are comforted by these courageous workers whose loving hands hold them in their long, lonely night. Price $12.50
Go back in time
In Stan Maron's memoir he recounts his troubled child-hood in a New Jersey beach town in the 1930’s. After his mother’s mysterious death, his father, Jacob, a garment worker with a blazing temper, places Stan in a Brooklyn foster home. Unwanted and unruly, he learns to fight, gamble, drink and play pool. He drops out of high school and supports himself by waiting tables, delivering racks of clothing, loading bricks at demolition sites and finally becoming a street peddler, meeting a cast of colorful characters and hawking goods on the sidewalks of New York in the 1950’s and ’60’s, when the city supported myriad manufacturing companies.
SPRING 2015 RELEASES
As the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center come crashing to the ground on 9/11, stunned HS teacher Mecca Freeman senses the souls of the dead slaves buried in the African burial ground reaching up to embrace and comfort the new victims falling to their death. For those towering symbols of American power and wealth had been constructed over the graves of African slaves, just as American corporate wealth had been built upon the slave trade and slave labor. Mecca Freeman goes on a journey of self- discovery as she traces her family's roots and explores the reason for her mother's mysterious loss of faith and hope.
$15.00 March, 2015 release date.
Listen to 1199 NE Nursing Home CNA's tell their stories. For more, click here...
MEET OUR AUTHORS
1199 NE Nursing Home workers celebrate publication of their collected stories (above); Steve Bender, Director Carmen Boudier & editor Tim Sheard share the Christmas joy (below).
Helena Worthen signing her book What Did You Learn At Work Today in Mexico City at the Universidad Obrera de mexico Labor College, http://www.sinembargo.mx/04-08-2013/708191
WHAT DID YOU LEARN AT WORK TODAY?
AT HARD BALL PRESS we are passionate about mentoring worker writers and publishing their stories. We seek to counter the anti-working class narratives promoted by the One-Percent that cast workers and unions in a negative light by publishing honest stories about working people and theoretical works that help workers under-stand the dynamic of the boss-worker relation-ship.
When we accept a book for publication, we work with the author on a marketing plan to promote the book among the labor community. And we invite the author to join us at conferences and book fairs to help market the work.
We provide Writing Workshops where rank & file workers can write and discuss their stories and their lives. And we publish those stories in collections that build pride and union solidarity.
For manuscripts that are not published by HBP, we offer editing and design services that enable a writer to bring a professional looking book into print.
To submit a manuscript for consideration, contact email@example.com.
Above all, we are activists promoting worker-writers in the struggle for social justice.
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Hard Ball Press and working people everywhere recently lost a good friend. Larry Evans passed suddenly in November. HBP was honored to have worked with Larry in producing the first of what was planned to be a series of his memoirs. Click on the ribbon to read Larry's obit.
VIKING WOMEN DON'T CARE-LARRY EVANS
Larry E vans has crafted a wild & wonderful memoir about his n'er do well days in high school and college. Funny and bittersweet, with 500 photos, it is a rollicking ride through the past..
“I am truly amazed at the team work, efficiency, and expertise of Tim and Hardball Press as editor and formatter of my book BITING THE BIG APPLE. I feel so lucky and grateful to have them as my mentors in the new field of e-publishing.” Marivir Montebon, BITING THE BIG APPLE: MEMOIRS OF A JOURNALIST TURNED IMMIGRANT.
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TIM SHEARD-A BITTER PILL
Read a review of Tim Sheard's latest Lenny Moss novel, where workers fight the administration's plans to decertify the union and lay off hundreds, in LABOR NOTES. click here...
TIM SHEARD-IN HIDING $15.00
Introducing a new series featuring Peter Davies, an emotionally damaged man who goes in search of the woman he loves, only to come face to face with the notorious madam of a sex trafficking ring, the Black Pearl.
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Smashing review of In Hiding from Marivir Montebon's online journal OSM. "...a gripping, breath-taking story of the invisible crime of sex trafficking in New York City. Click her for full review...
PAUL FELTON-MURDER OF A POST OFFICE MANAGER
Shop steward Paul Farley crosses swords with a sadistic manager in this gripping legal thriller by postal worker Paul Felton. "...an entertaining book which teaches its readers about postal work, the fabric of a unionized workplace, and the shop floor responsibilities of a union steward. Not only will you enjoy this book, but you’ll want your family and friends to read it, too."Read the full review in LABOR NOTES, click here...
At Univ. of Mass. Labor Studies, Paul Felton discusses how his murder mystery "Murder Of A Post Office Manager" is valuable reading for stewards and a great resource for labor studies programs
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