Oakland Unified School District adopts Oakland Tales, Lost Secrets of The Town for its 2014 ‘common core’ 8th grade curriculum

2013 award from the City of Richmond’s Human Rights and Human Relations Commission

A short video on Project Ivy, an offshoot of Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco. Project Ivy will eventually direct kids to a website where they can 'talk' to Ivy and learn how to address homelessness in their community:

Look for other writings by Summer Brenner

Infinite City by Rebecca Solnit

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets and Writers Respond to the March 5, 2007 Bombing of Baghdad's "Street of Booksellers," edited by Beau Beausoleil and Deema Shehabi

Send My Love and a Molotov Cocktail! Stories of Crime, Love, and Rebellion, edited by Gary Phillips and Andrea Gibbons