Jawando Signs Publishing Deal; Memoir Coming Spring 2022

Councilmember Will Jawando announced on Twitter that he’s signed a publishing deal with Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG)—owned by  Macmillan Publishing—for his upcoming memoir, “My Black Fathers: The Seven Men Who Healed Me.”

FSG describes the memoir as  “an inspiring book about fathers and sons, Black masculinity, and the transformative power of mentors in the life of a young Black man.”

“My Black Fathers” is scheduled to be released sometime in spring 2022 to coincide with events like graduations and Father’s Day.

Jawando tweeted about the book deal on Monday, saying, “Pinching myself that as we start #BlackHistoryMonth I can announce that @fsgbooks has acquired rights to publish my 1st book, ‘My Black Fathers,’ which will explore fatherhood, Black masculinity, mentorship & forgiveness through the lens of the seven Black men who made me whole.”

Jawando’s book will profile a range of people who have influenced him, from basketball coaches to former President Barack Obama (Jawando worked in the Obama White House).

“I’m so thankful to be in a position to write this book at such an important time in history. Thank you in advance for all the love and support!” Jawando tweeted.

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