“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” — Toni Morrison, 1931-2019
MUF mourns the passing of Toni Morrison, leading 20th-century American writer, teacher, editor and the only African-American laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Standing Against Border Camps: #AuthorsforFamilies has launched an auction to raise money to help migrant families being held in intolerable conditions in border camps. They’re already more than halfway to their $20,000 goal, in fact, one item alone has more than $1,000 in bids. All proceeds will be donated to RAICES, an organization that provides free and low-cost legal services to migrant families and refugees. The auction has a huge slate of offerings, including critiques, books, book swag, and consultation services from well-known authors and agents.
You have until July 22 to check it out and bid on your favorite options.
Book Drive for Children: Doctors of the Americas (DOTA) is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian relief including health care, vision care, dental hygiene education, and clothing donations to impoverished communities in El Salvador, Central America.
DOTA’s founders, Dr. Andrew Badulalk and his wife Stephanie Badulak, are cousins of MUF contributor Phyllis Shalant. MUF is joining with Phyllis to reach out to our friends in children’s publishing who’ve written in or had books translated into Spanish to donate copies for the children DOTA serves.
To donate, please message the Badulaks here: firstname.lastname@example.org
DOTA serves Salvadoran children in need.