Welcome to New Village Press
Building Beloved and Vibrant Community
Communities are the cauldron of social change, and the healthiest, most sustainable changes spring from the grassroots. Our books enrich public discussion and understanding of issues vital to the development of healthy, creative, and socially just communities. Enjoy our catalog of work in civic engagement, social justice, community-based arts and culture, and sensitive connection to the environment.
New Village books are now distributed by NYU Press. To purchase books visit the New Village Press section of the NYU Press website.
Homeboy Came to Orange
A Story of People's Power
The story of a union organizer who found a second career in community organizing and helped a Jim Crow city become a better place.
The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race
Carl Anthony interweaves urban history, racial justice, and cosmology with personal experiences as an architect/planner, environmentalist, and Black American. By connecting struggles for social and racial justice to the Universe Story, it creates new story for our time.
Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts, 2nd Edition
Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S.
Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grass-roots social change.
How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It
Root Shock examines three different U.S. cities to unmask the crippling results of decades-old disinvestment in communities of color and the urban renewal practices that ultimately destroyed these neighborhoods for the advantage of developers and the elite.
A Memoir from the Women's Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992
This bold memoir of New York City's activist women's art movement focuses on the cultural upheaval of the 1970s and 1980s, and features 950 color and black & white images that capture the era's fervor and fury, passion and spirit about the need for social change.
Growing a Life
Teen Gardeners Harvest Food, Health, and Joy
Candid interviews with teens from disadvantaged neighborhoods, plus supporting studies, show how gardening programs grow healthier minds, bodies, and communities.
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities through investigation of urban segregation from a social health perspective. "Fullilove passionately demonstrates how, through an urbanity of inclusion, we can heal our fractured cities and make them whole again."
Asphalt to Ecosystems
Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
Case studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environments that support hands-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization.