"When it comes to the writing life, Laura Atkins is an intrepid explorer who has developed mad skills with both editing and creating pieces from scratch, and with exploring fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, and half a dozen different genres. She is a humble and generous teacher and fellow learner, someone who believes deeply in community and the power of the creative process."
Testimonials for Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, first book in the Fighting for Justice series to come out with Heyday Books, and co-authored by Laura Atkins
"Brilliant. One man's little-known struggle to assert his civil rights during the internment of the Japanese Americans during WWII. The authors do a terrific job of placing Mr. Korematsu’s bravery in its historical context, and don't flinch at exposing the heavy price he paid for his choices."
—Elizabeth Partridge, award-winning author of Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary
“A powerful, nuanced book about a man who has had a profound impact on American civil liberties.”—Patricia Wakida, coeditor of Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience