Thank You to our 'Reading is Resistance' Campaign Donors!

Dear readers,

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Our Indiegogo campaign ended on Monday, and as we look back on the weeks of fundraising that have come to a close, we are greatly heartened by the outpouring of support we received from an international community of readers. Your enthusiasm and generosity throughout the campaign has renewed our determination to publish emerging literary voices from unexpected places.  

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All of us here at Restless Books would like to thank our donors. Your contributions support distinctive voices of international literature and sustain the resistance that we so passionately champion. With your help, Restless will be better equipped to navigate the next few months as we transition to a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Your support will also be instrumental as we prepare to launch Yonder, our exciting new imprint of international books for young readers. Yonder's first title, The Wild Book, an adventure story about a boy who goes to live in a magical library, is scheduled for publication this Halloween. It has already sold over a million copies in Spanish, and we’re excited to bring it to young English-readers for the first time. With your backing, we will also be primed to expand our signature series of The Face, Restless Classics, and international science fiction. We’ll continue to publish cutting-edge, international Jewish literature and carry on awarding the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.

The next few months will be intense, exhilarating ones thanks to these projects—and these endeavors will be importantly sustained by you, our passionate readers. We hope our books will continue to feed your restless spirit and captivate you as they have us.

The Restless team

P.S. If you're in New York this September, we hope you'll come visit us at the Brooklyn Book Festival (booth 430) so we can thank you in person. Plus, you'll be able to meet our newest Restless author, Fernanda Torres. She'll be at our Breaking Borders benefit on 9/14 and at two different panels on 9/17.

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Thank You to our Amazing Backers:

Abraham Burickson
Adam Bright
Adam Teicholz
Alison Sparks
Allison Charette
Alyssa Murphy
Ari Sommer
Barbara & Sheldon Rothblatt
Matt Cooley
Benjamin Samuel
Kellen Braddock
Caitlin L. Baker
Carlos Flores
Carol Mammano
Carolina Bassili
Carrie White
Cesar Antonio Alvarez-Moreno
Cristina Francisco-McGuire
Charles Dee Mitchell
Christina MacSweeney
Connie Josefs
Courtney Hodell
Charlie Brealey
Dalia Wassner
David Kipen
Deepak Unnikrishnan
Diana de Armas Wilson
Estela Valverde
Gregory Henry
Susan Harris
Ilan Stavans
Izaiah Buseth
James Crossley
James M Hicks
James R. Kelly
Janet Hiller
Jason Small
Jill Schoolman
John Hodell
Jonathan Cohen
Jorge Canizares-Esguerra
Joseph Cline
Joshua Thompson
Josie Johnson
Judith Gangle
Judith Hodell
Karen Cordero
Kate Layte
Kathleen Bolick
Kaylin Rostron
Steven G. Kellman
Kristen Northrup
Laura Ahrens
Laurence Roth
Leah Koenig
Leena Nanda
Leslie Shipman
Lisa Morrison
Liz Koch
Maria Beeche
Mary Ellen Sanger
Matthew Glassman
Michele Kelley
Michael Barron
Michael Taeckens
Michael Triebwasser
Miguel Angel Zapata
Nancy Pick
Nichole Davis
Norton and Jeanne Juster
Nephele Tempest
Oddny Eir Aevarsdottir
Olga Zilberbourg
Pamela Rostron
Paul Losensky
Rick Shor

Robert Con Davis-Undiano
Ruth Cooley
Sandro Bassili
Scott Esposito
Summer Dawn Laurie
Sean W FitzGerald
Stacy Klein
Gary Soto
Stan Brown
Stephanie Lawyer
Stephen Sadow
Stephen Sheinkin
Susan Miron
Taryn LaRaja
Teresa Villegas
Terri Saul
Juan Toledano Redondo
Valeria Wagner
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