A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home by Laura Gottesdiener

Something magical happened this year. I met an amazing author named Laura Gottesdiener. Many months ago, she contacted me to tell me she was writing a book about the Foreclosure crisis and had happened upon my Foreclosure Quilts. She wanted to find some way to include my artwork in the book she was writing entitled A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home. I was beyond flattered and so happy to hear that there was someone out there writing the words to what I was showing visually with my quilts.  This is a story that needs to be heard and I couldn't imagine a better person to write it.

Image from www.wagingnonviolence.org
A few weeks ago, Laura let me know that the book is now available in print through Zuccotti Park Press here. It's even on Amazon where there are numerous impressive editorial reviews. The editors at Zuccotti were going to use just one quilt image at first, but eventually they decided to intersperse several of them throughout the book (I don't have my copy in hand yet but it's on its' way!)

And now you can hear Laura speak about her work, and a sweet mention about the quilts on Democracy Now! What a compelling interview. I feel so incredibly honored to have my work alongside Laura's writing. And better yet, let's hope this book really makes an impact on spreading the hidden stories behind the foreclosure crisis. Share this post and please spread the word about this book. We need more writers like Laura!


Lisa Solomon said...

SO cool and well deserved !!!!

Amelia said...

What a touching story. It's lovely to hear art leading to things like this :)

Claire Brewster said...

wow congratulations, what an amazing project to be involved in.

Susan said...

Your quilts have been so important to make people aware of the injustice of foreclosure and its consequences on families and communities. I'm glad they were part of this book. It's so wonderful that you made the problem so tangible, with art, with cloth.

kathrynclark said...

Thanks all! My copy just arrived in the mail. A must read book!

blandina said...

Congratulations indeed, I have been following you for a while and I am glad that you are getting the attention that you deserve.


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