Thursday, February 6, 2014

We are looking for Isis Book Club Sponsors!

Dear Isis Rising supporter,

A new book titled Prison Baby by Deborah Jiang Stein is coming out March 4th. We are looking for book club sponsors to help us get copies of this book into the hands of our group members at the prison. There are currently 10 women in each of our two groups that meet every week. We would love to be able to purchase 20 copies of the book so they can spend the month of March reading it. We are lucky enough to have Deborah come to speak to the groups at the end of March. How great would it be to have the women be able to read her book before she comes? Our idea is to keep the books to use with future groups at the prison and other facilities in the months and years to come. The books are $14 each so we need a total of $280 to be able to have enough for everyone to read.

Please consider donating just $14 to help sponsor this book club idea! Click on the button below to donate. After you enter the amount be sure to click on "dedicate this donation" and enter "Isis book club" to ensure your donation will go to this special project.

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Below you will find some information on the book, the author as well as some rave reviews!! 

Thank you for supporting the mission of Isis,

Erica and Rae 

A deeply personal and inspiring memoir recounting one woman's struggles--beginning with her birth in prison--to find self-acceptance

Even at twelve years old Deborah Jiang Stein, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her multiracial features set her apart from her well-intentioned white parents, who evaded questions about her past. But when Deborah discovered a letter revealing the truth--that she was born in prison to a heroin-addicted mother and spent the first year of her life there--she spiraled into emotional lockdown. For years she turned to drugs, violence, and crime as a way to cope with her grief. Ultimately, Deborah overcame the stigma, shame, and secrecy of her birth and found peace by helping others--proving that redemption and acceptance is possible, even from the darkest corners.

Praise For Prison Baby

“The ways this woman discovers herself, via the revelation of her birth mother and her reconciliation with her adoptive mother, show us how dramatically different worlds intersect, and why those intersections are so important to who we are… A powerful story.”
Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black

"Thank you for emerging the kind and whole person your words make clear you are." 
—Gloria Steinem 

“Deborah Jiang Stein has beaten the cycle of intergenerational incarceration, despite the odds against her—multiracial, born in a federal prison to a heroin-addicted mother. Her story offers hope to the possibility of personal transformation for anyone.”
Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and Pulitzer Prize nominee

"A harrowing, heartfelt glittering diamond of a memoir that shows being born in prison does not have to imprison the spirit. Gloriously alive and important."
Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow

About the Author: Deborah Jiang Stein is a national speaker, writer, and founder of The unPrison Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit which serves to build public awareness about women and girls in prison and offers mentoring and life-skills programs for inmates. 

To contact Deborah for speaking engagements email

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