Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A year of my life

Linda Sarsour's memoir, We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders, challenges every stereotype about Muslim women, uncovers dangerous bias against Muslim Americans, and teaches readers how to organize for justice and kindness in our own lives. This is a rare book that leaps off the page and into our hearts."—Gloria Steinem

"Linda Sarsour's moving memoir is a testament to the power of love in action -- a fierce, courageous, joyous love for all people of all religions, genders, races and backgrounds that reaches across all borders and boundaries. If you're wondering what kind of activism holds the potential to free us all, this book offers an answer." —Michelle Alexander

Candid and poignant, this book offers an intimate portrait of a committed activist while emphasizing the need for more Americans to work against the deep-seated inequalities that still haunt the country. A powerful memoir from a dedicated fighter for social justice.”Kirkus Reviews

"Sarsour’s passionate memoir powerfully captures a unifying moment of social protest." —Publisher's Weekly

Coming March 3, 2020. 

I spent most of the last year working with this extraordinarily committed activist, courageous mother, and deeply kind woman on her book. She's controversial. Believe only the good. 


  1. I want a thousand excited face and heart emojis!
    I know you made her words sing and soar. That's what you do.
    Huge congratulations! What amazing blurbs. You just could not ask for better. And Ms. Sarsour could not have asked for a more amazing writer to help her tell her story.

  2. Congratulations on another great book! I am so impressed by your talent.

  3. Congratulations! What wonderful reviews. Sounds like truly a great read.

  4. Your voice is outstanding I am so proud to know you.

  5. Congratulations!! I can't wait to read this important story.

  6. Wonderful news! I'll be requesting that our public library buy a copy and be looking forward to reading this book in the spring.

  7. echoing everyone else...congratulations! what great reviews!

  8. Congratulations, what an amazing writer you are!

  9. I simply cannot wait to order this book and to read it. An early Christmas present to myself for sure.
    A year of your life... What a great way to spend your year... Hugs my sweet friend and I hope that you have a fantastic and Happy Thanksgiving and may your table runneth over with Family, Friends, Love and Blessings!

  10. Wow! What an experience! I've long admired her -- here's to challenging every stereotype about any group!

  11. What great reviews, I agree with Steve, here's to challenging every stereotype about any group! Congratulations to you and to her.