“The Bitter Injustice project was the brainchild of Timberlane Regional High School (Plaistow, New Hampshire) teacher Joshua Silveira and school librarian Joann Blanchette. A desire to bring author Jamie Ford to speak to their high school’s students mushroomed—with the support of their local public library and eventually a New Hampshire Humanities grant—into multiple author visits and myriad special events throughout the state, including at ten public libraries, two high schools, and a World War II museum. Recently, the project culminated with the authors’s visit to Timberlane High School. “Our school district and community was incredibly fortunate to have the honor of Jamie Ford share his thoughtful messaging during AAPI Heritage Month. Jamie Ford engaged the audience with his reflective approach to writing fiction, the significance and social responsibility of remembering history, as well as his incredibly amusing anecdotes and life experiences. His knowledge, professionalism, flexibility, honesty, and sense of humor certainly made an impact with our students and community members.” – Timberlane Regional High School, Plaistow, NH
“Of working with the Authors|Unbound team, Timberland Regional High School says that “it was an absolute pleasure working with Authors Unbound. Christie Hinrichs and Jenn Hoffman are both professionals. They were in constant contact with us even through the Covid 19 pandemic, diligently answered emails, held phone conferences, and were so willing to amend plans at our requests. I honestly cannot think of one suggestion that would have made our experience better. Authors Unbound is very fortunate to have such professionals such as Christie Hinrichs and Jenn Hoffman working for them.”
Visit New Hampshire Public Radio to hear Jamie Ford interview by Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about his novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet that was under discussion during the Bitter Injustice project.