New Releases

Biddy Mason Speaks Up

Building on the brilliance of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, the newest installment in the Fighting for Justice series introduces young readers to another real-life champion for civil rights: Bridget “Biddy” Mason, an African American philanthropist, healer, and midwife who was born into slavery. When Biddy arrived in California, where slavery was technically illegal, she was […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978159714403 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Birds of Oliver James Note Card Set, Volume 1

These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the colored-pencil illustrations of birds that Oliver James created for Birds of Berkeley.This box contains twelve white envelopes and twelve blank cards; three each of four designs: Burrowing Owl California Scrub Jay Snowy Egret Townsend’s Warbler

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144742 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Birds of Oliver James Note Card Set, Volume 2

These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the colored-pencil illustrations of birds that Oliver James created for Birds of Berkeley. This box contains twelve white envelopes and twelve blank cards; three each of four designs: Anna’s Hummingbird Cooper’s Hawk Forster’s Tern Western Meadowlark

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144643 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

A Californian’s Guide to the Mammals among Us

At its current tally of 212 species, California’s mammal list is the largest of all the United States’. This new guidebook joins its sister titles A Californian’s Guide to the Birds among Us and A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us in introducing naturalists of all levels to over forty varieties of the Golden State’s […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144438 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Curious World of Seaweed

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144827 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Curious World of Seaweed Note Card Box

These note cards reproduce Josie Iselin’s fine-art portraits of seaweeds created with a flatbed scanner. Each box contains twelve blank 5 x 7-inch cards printed on fine white stock, and twelve white envelopes. Five-Ribbed Kelp (Costaria costata) Erythrophyllum delesserioides Sea Grapes (Botryocladia pseudodichotoma) Sea Palm (Postelsia palmaeformis)

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144933 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Foucault in California [A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death]

In The Lives of Michel Foucault, David Macey quotes the iconic French philosopher as speaking “nostalgically…of ‘an unforgettable evening on LSD, in carefully prepared doses, in the desert night, with delicious music, [and] nice people.’” This came to pass in 1975, when Foucault spent Memorial Day weekend in Southern California at the invitation of Simeon […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144636 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

It’s Nice to Be a Kit Fox

It’s nice to be a kit fox hearing all the sounds, hunting insects, catching leaves, digging in the ground! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of a kit fox, supplemented by fun facts for parents to share with […]

Board book, ISBN: 9781597144018 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

It’s Nice to Be a Mountain Lion

It’s nice to be a mountain lion lounging in a tree; going for a little prowl with lots to learn and see! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of a cougar, supplemented by fun facts for parents to […]

Board book, ISBN: 9781597144292 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Just Another Nigger: My Life in the Black Panther Party

Just Another Nigger is Don Cox’s revelatory, even incendiary account of his years in the Black Panther Party. He participated in many peaceful Bay Area civil rights protests but hungered for more militant action. His book tells the story of his work as the party’s field marshal in charge of gunrunning to planning armed attacks—tales […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144599 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Last Stand: The War Between Wall Street and Main Street over California’s Ancient Redwoods

This “gripping and informative” (Publishers Weekly) account of financier Charles Hurwitz’s takeover of the Pacific Lumber Company (PL) in remote Northern California is as much a story about the struggle for the soul of capitalism as it is about the fight to save the ancient redwoods on the company’s lands. For generations the family-owned PL […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144414 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Maestrapeace: San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural

Twenty-nineteen marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Maestrapeace, the monumental and fabulously detailed mural that adorns two sides of the Women’s Building in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. Weaving in myriad female figures, historical and sacred, this public art work highlights women’s accomplishments across time and continents, and envisions a world healed of injustices. This beautiful book […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144834 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods

In commemoration of Save the Redwoods League’s 100th anniversary, Heyday is proud to present a book that showcases both the grandeur of the redwood ecosystems that sustain California and the deep love they have engendered in scientists, writers, artists, and the general public. At the heart of this celebration are five new essays by Gary […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144445 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Sierra Wildflowers: A Hiker’s Guide

From sprawling fields of showy hillside poppies, lupines, and paintbrushes in the foothills to orchids, lilies, and primroses in the higher meadows of our national parks, the Sierra Nevada is one of the premier wildflower destinations in California. Naturalist John Muir Laws has adapted his painted-from-life flower illustrations from The Laws Field Guide to the […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144674 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource

Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State’s single most complex and controversial resource: water. In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California’s water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources—a history […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144698 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore