by Summer Brenner
A Community Works publication by author Summer Brenner with illustrations by Miguel Perez. Oakland Tales, Lost Secrets of The Town is the second in a series of site-specific, time-travel novels that connects young teen readers to place, puts them inside the continuum of history (theirs and ours), addresses social justice issues (present and past), and envisions a transformative blueprint of the future, especially in low-income communities.
About Community Works:
Founded in 1997, Community Works interrupts and heals the far-reaching impact of incarceration and violence by empowering individuals, families and communities.
Through programs in the jails and community, youth-led advocacy efforts, and public exhibits and performances, we:
- Enable individuals to break the cycle of incarceration and violence and establish productive, violence-free lives
- Help families and communities heal from the impact of incarceration and the behaviors leading up to it
- Create social and institutional change to better meet the needs of incarcerated individuals, their children and their families
Our work is guided by the principles of restorative justice and a belief in the power of the arts to educate and heal. We work closely with the criminal and juvenile justice systems, the public school system and other community-based organizations providing services in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the state.
Paperback, 300 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"