Kristin Lattany author of The Lakestown Rebellion ($15.00, Coffee House Press)

Originally founded by runaway slaves, Lakestown, New Jersey is a black community populated by people from a variety of classes and creeds. When plans for a new highway are routed past a near-by wealthy white suburb but threaten the heart of Lakestown, its citizens are inspired by their Underground railroad heritage and devise a series of hilarious plans to thwart the construction and preserve their town and way of life. Kristen Lattany has written ten books of fiction, including the highly acclaimed children’s book the Soul Brothers and Sister Lou. A teacher of English at the University of Pennsylvania for twenty-three years, she lives in Magnolia, New Jersey. The Lakestown Rebellion was originally published in 1978.