Fires in Our Lives
Advice for Teachers from Today’s High School Students
Kathleen Cushman, Kristien Zenkov, Meagan Call-Cummings
Sales Track: Fires in the Bathroom has sold over 95,000 copies across all editions; Fires in Middle School Bathroom has sold 30,000 copies across all editions.
Well-Credentialed Authors: In 2001 Cushman co-founded WHAT KIDS CAN DO and is the author behind the two previous bestselling Fires books in this collection. Zenkov and Cummings are progressive educators and professors with histories of activism and experience in youth empowerment training.
Platform: WHAT KIDS CAN DO is a well-known organization based in Providence, RI, that uses digital, print, and broadcast media to express the power of what young people can accomplish and contribute when we take their voices and ideas seriously. WKCD has generated more than 250 articles in local and national newspapers, from The New York Times to the Sacramento Bee, has appeared on radio stations across the country, and published articles in close to two dozen professional journals and magazines. Their books have sparked reviews in the Los Angeles Times, Teacher's College Record, and trade journals like News Photographer. WKCD has provided background material and stories for PBS, the Jane Pauley Show, Today Show, Lehrer Report, Utne Reader, Salon, U.S. News and World Report, People magazine, Education Week, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and fields regular calls from education reporters.
Student Voices from throughout the country: In a market that more commonly offers teacher and educator perspectives and voices, this approach stands out and is bolstered by the students' geographical diversity.