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Ana Maria Spagna

Author of nine books including PUSHED: Miners, a Merchant, and (Maybe) a Massacre. Ana Maria Spagna's work has been recognized by the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, the Society for Environmental Journalists, the Nautilus Book Awards, and as a four time finalist for the Washington State Book Award. A former backcountry trails worker, Ana Maria lives and writes from Stehekin, Washington.

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PUSHED is officially out on February 7, 2023. The book has received terrific reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Library Journal, and a starred review from Foreword Reviews.

"A powerful refrain against xenophobia and a celebration of those who resist."

 – Kirkus Reviews

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