The New Press

About Us

We are an independent, not-for-profit publisher of books to build social change, by authors and activists in criminal justice reform, progressive education, labor and environmental movements, marginalized histories and more. We are proud to publish Michelle Alexander, James W. Loewen, Lisa Delpit, Ai-jen Poo, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Monique Morris, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Paul Butler and many others. It is in independent bookstores like yours where our books and authors find a natural home. Thank you for your support. The New Press is distributed by Two Rivers Distribution, an Ingram brand.

We’re offering a free paperback copy of our groundbreaking education books used in the new #1 hit Serial podcast “Nice White Parents”: CUTTING SCHOOL: The Segrenomics of American Education and THE LOST EDUCATION OF HORACE TATE: Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools, to any bookseller who makes an appointment with us. Read more about the books and the series at the link below!

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Featured Titles from The New Press

The extraordinary story of how Georgia State University tore up the rulebook for educating lower-income students.

A dazzling, genre-defying novel in verse from the author Delia Owens says “tackles the absurdities, injustices, and corruption of a continent.”

The “Erin Brockovich of Sewage” tells the riveting story of the environmental justice movement that is firing up rural America, with a foreword by the renowned author of Just Mercy.

A sweeping history of the passionate men and women in uniform who have bravely and courageously exercised the power of dissent.

A bold call for the American Left to extend their politics to the issues of Israel-Palestine, from a New York Times bestselling author and experts on U.S. policy in the region.

A trenchant analysis of how public education is being destroyed in overt and deceptive ways—and how to fight back.

A stunningly original new novel exploring race, truth in authorship, and the legacy of past exploitation, from the Windham-Campbell lifetime achievement award winner.

Major writers from Mexico weigh in on U.S. immigration policy, from harrowing migrant journeys to immigrant detention to the life beyond the wall.

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