New Releases

Biddy Mason Speaks Up

Order Hardcover, 7 x 9, 112 pages, $18.00 Full-color illustrations and photographs throughout Ages 10 and up ISBN: 978159714403 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, […]

The California Field Atlas Note Card Set: Mammals

Now available from Heyday! These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the watercolor illustrations of mammals and birds of prey that Obi Kaufmann created for his best-selling book, The California Field Atlas. This box contains twelve white envelopes and twelve blank cards; three each of four designs: Coyote Mountain Lion Wild Boar Wild Horses

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144575 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The California Field Atlas Note Card Set: Raptors

Now available from Heyday! These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the watercolor illustrations of mammals and birds of prey that Obi Kaufmann created for his best-selling book, The California Field Atlas. This box contains twelve white envelopes and twelve blank cards; three each of four designs: Bald Eagle Burrowing Owl Peregrine Falcon Red-Tailed Hawk

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144582 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Coyote at the Big Time: A California Indian 123

The follow-up to Heyday’s best-selling A Is for Acorn takes young readers to a Native California Big Time, with Coyote as their guide. Counting from one clapperstick up to ten stars twinkling above the gathering, Coyote explores indigenous cultural traditions, including songs, dances, hand games, art—and, of course, delicious food. Lyn Risling’s beautiful illustrations depict […]

Board book, ISBN: 9781597144308 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] PREORDER

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

Is That a Skunk?

A skunk has taken up residence in the backyard! In this charming picture book, Lucas and his family adjust to their urban wildlife neighbor, and along the way they learn all about these surprisingly amiable animals: their favorite things to eat, their preferred places to stay, their friends and enemies, and even how to get […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597143998 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

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

Our National Disgrace: Homelessness in the City of Angels

Homelessness in Los Angeles has burst its traditional borders. These days, downtown’s Skid Row is only the ugly epicenter of a staggering problem that radiates outward for more than one hundred miles. Homelessness has spread to gloomy underpasses and dark side streets, to parks, libraries, and subway platforms, so that there are now more than […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144650 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Quirky Berkeley, Volume 3

Following the success of Quirky Berkeley, “arbiter of the eccentric” (The New York Times) Tom Dalzell returns to take readers on a tour of even more artwork that peppers the proudly idiosyncratic Northern California city. Stroll along iconic Telegraph Avenue for views of painted-metal portrait sculptures of figures ranging from Rasputin to Mario Savio—even Heyday’s […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144315 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights

Winner of the 2017 California Historical Society Book Award! Fred Korematsu, Iva Toguri (alias Tokyo Rose), Japanese Peruvians, and five thousand Americans who renounced their citizenship under duress: Rebel Lawyer tells the story of the key cases pertaining to the World War II incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry and the trial attorney who defended […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144360 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

Over forty years and across a variety of media, artist Rick Bartow created a powerful body of work. His representations of humans, animals, hybrid creatures, and shadowy figures display such exquisite beauty or grotesque absurdity—sometimes both at once—that a viewer cannot help being pulled into the artist’s world. The experience can be whimsical and troubling […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9780999508022 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Unlikely Ally: How the Military Fights Climate Change and Protects the Environment

What do national security and defense mean in the ecologically destabilizing age of climate change? In California, the US military has begun to redefine these concepts by taking on a largely unrecognized yet crucial role in renewable-energy innovation and in preserving cultural and natural treasures. Environmental stewardship is law on installations throughout the United States, […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144063 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore