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Open Hand Publishing, LLC
Phone: 336-272-2758
Fax: 336-617-3160

“Open Hand” is a symbol of caring and sharing. Open Hand Publishing was established to make books available that both inform and nurture a humanistic spirit. Over the years it has earned a national reputation for publishing adult and children’s books that reflect the diverse cultures within the United States. Today we are continuing and developing the Open Hand tradition.

Highlights of our brief tenure at the helm of Open Hand Publishing, LLC include the 2002 release, Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom by Dr. Charles Taylor, which was recognized by three national book awards in the categories of multiculturalism and juvenile non-fiction. Our 2003 release, Squizzy the Black Squirrel: A Fabulous Fable of Friendship, written by the famous African-American journalist and beloved UNC-Chapel Hill journalism professor Chuck Stone (retired), with lovely illustrations by the late painter Jeannie Jackson, has garnered much attention and praise for its message of universal tolerance, acceptance, and friendship. In April 2004, Squizzy won a Skipping Stone Magazine National Honor Award in its “Multicultural and International Books” category.

Jose Maria Sison: At Home in the World—Portrait of a Revolutionary was widely anticipated by Filipinos, Filipino-Americans, and political activists in the USA and around the world. This political biography, released in September 2004, is an impressive collaboration between Professor Sison, an award-winning poet and arguably the most famous Filipino revolutionary of the twentieth century, and Ninotchka Rosca, an internationally acclaimed journalist and novelist who has won numerous awards, including the American Book Award.

In October 2005, we published a pictorial history by Dr. Felecia P. McMillan, entitled The North Carolina Black Repertory Company: 25 Marvtastic Years. A finalist in the Foreword Best Book of the Year Award for the performing arts category, it includes an introduction by Larry Leon Hamlin, the founder and executive/artistic director of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company and the internationally acclaimed National Black Theater Festival.

Our 2006 offering, available in December, written by Lemuel A. Moyé, MD, PhD, is entitled Face to Face with Katrina Survivors: A First Responder’s Tribute. In personal terms, the book reveals to America what decades of greed and neglect, culminating with Hurricane Katrina, inflicted upon the impoverished people of the Gulf Coast communities in the New Orleans area. The extent of the devastation perpetrated upon the survivors has not previously been so thoroughly documented. Nevertheless, this book remains uplifting and positive in character. It presents the generous spirit of the people of Houston, Texas in welcoming these survivors of the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history. Above all, it is a testament to the marvelous spirit that resides in the hearts of the poor and black people of the southern United States. The riveting text is buttressed by sixteen pages of dramatic photographs.

In celebration of the human family, we invite you to make the acquaintance of the Open Hand family of books today.

Sandra S. Koritz and Richard A. Koritz