Knitted Wit's Quote
Oct 2022 "We are taking a journey through history with our October author, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, but not the white-washed, settler-focused history most of us were taught in school. October's author is an Indigenous activist and writer whose goal is to share history from the perspective of Indigenous peoples."
Sept 2022 "Sandra Cisneros is the perfect author to feature as kids head back to school, because her House on Mango Street is a staple in many school districts in America. This coming-of-age story is Cisneros' best-known work, and it has garnered piles of awards (as well as been the victim of censorship and challenges due to the
fact that it centers a Mexican-American family that lives in poverty and deals with racism and sexual assault). "
Aug 2022 "Alisha Rai is one of our favorite examples of the best of what modern romance is: inclusive, sex-positive, diverse in both race/culture/ background and in the sexuality of her characters. Consent is at the center of sexual relationships, and mutual trust and respect are givens. Plus her books are just so darned fun, it's hard to put them down! Our Partners in Crime colorway is inspired by her upcoming release of the same name (our calendars are marked for October when it comes out!)"
May 2022 "There's a lot of derision in some circles for romance, and much of that is based on misogyny and the patriarchy, because most writers and readers of romance are women. But here's the thing: romance, and particularly modern romance, is all about building the world the writer wants to inhabit. A world that is welcoming and accepting. A world in which consent rules and equity is the standard. A world in which differences in race, culture, neurodivergence, socioeconomic background, and a host of other things are not insurmountable obstacles, but rather merely parts that make a person whole."
April 2022 "Jemisin's writing is considered both sci-fi and speculative fiction. Her world-building is full, brutal, and beautiful; it often comes to her in dreams. In talking about the protagonist of the Broken Earth Trilogy, you can imagine that she pulls her story from Jemisin. It's a beautiful thought and has such powerful imagery. We decided to channel the gorgeous covers of her Hugo-winning trilogy, Broken Earth, for our Broken Earth colorway. The vibrant blues and greens, paired with the earthy browns and greys are so evocative of the world-building Jemisin is so good at; we hope you visit those worlds with us this month."
March 2022 "Our L-O-V-E colorway is an homage to bell hooks' beloved Appalachia. We hope this earthy skein accompanies you as you explore hook's work."
Feb 2022 "Our Truth Teller colorway is inspired by one of these looks, and pays homage to all of the parts of Ijeoma that she shares with us. Because Black joy is something to celebrate just as much as success that comes with being a Truth Teller in America."
Jan 2022 "As we were developing our colorway, which we're calling Thirsty Thursdays, we wanted to honor the light Phoebe Robinson is in the world, and create something bright and fun. The name is an homage to the hilarious odes to hotties that she posts on Thursdays on Instagram; just try to read through one of them without guffawing out loud."
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