Recently Released Books from City Lights Publishers

Our most recent publications, with news, reviews and links to author tours. Purchase online for a web-only 30% discount.




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Troublemaker for Justice
The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
Jacqueline Houtman, Michael G. Long, Walter Naegle
Searching for an uplifting book for kids? This biography of Bayard Rustin for young readers depicts his life of nonviolent activism and resistance.
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United States of Distraction
Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It)
Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon
A powerful critique of how manipulation of media gives rise to disinformation, intolerance, and divisiveness, and how we can fight back.
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The Grave on the Wall
Brandon Shimoda
Winner of the 2020 PEN Open Book Award. A memoir and book of mourning, a grandson's attempt to reconcile his own uncontested citizenship with his grandfather's lifelong struggle.
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Deer Trails
San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 7
Kim Shuck
2019 NCIBA Golden Poppy Award Winner - Poetry - San Francisco's new poet laureate—a Native American and native San Franciscan—explores urban space and the natural world.



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