Literary Hub is pleased to reveal the cover for Emily Raboteau’s forthcoming book, Lessons for Survival: Mothering Against “The Apocalypse” , in which she “uses the lens of motherhood to craft a powerfully moving meditation on race, climate, environmental justice—and what it takes to find shelter.” Lessons for Survival will be published in March by Henry Holt; here’s a little more about the book from the publisher: Lessons for Survival is a probing series of pilgrimages from the perspective of a mother struggling to raise her children to thrive without coming undone in an era of turbulent intersecting crises. With camera in hand, Raboteau goes in search of birds, fluttering in the air or painted on buildings, and ways her children may safely play in city parks while avoiding pollution, pandemics, and the police. She ventures abroad to learn from indigenous peoples, and in her own family and community discovers the most intimate meanings of resilience. Raboteau bears witness to the inner life of Black women/motherhood, and to the brutalities and possibilities of cities, while celebrating the beauty and fragility of nature. This innovative work of reportage and autobiography will appeal to readers of the bestseller All We Can Save and Joan Didion’s The White Album alike. Lessons for Survival stitches together multiple stories of protection, offering a profound sense of hope. And here’s the cover, which was designed by Ian Koviak: “At the onset of the project, it was explained that the author lived in Washington Heights, and there is a big Audubon society presence there, as well as many murals around the streets,” Koviak told Literary Hub. Emily’s book touches on various social issues, both local and global, but is also about being a parent and raising a Black family in a gentrifying community of color. That and Audubon are shrouded in a racist past. So, the bird became a sort of multi-faceted and loaded graphic to focus on. Early on, we aimed at the idea of the Audubon murals, but they didn’t quite lend to a great, focal cover shot. I did hope that one of […]

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