“I wrote Shadowhouse Fall during a time that historians will look back on and describe as ‘tumultuous,’ although really, for many of us, most of this country’s existence could bear that label. We marched, we chanted, we wrote. We lay down our bodies in intersections, highways, and bridges, in malls and jewelry stroes, and we stopped business as usual, first just for a moment and then for many, many moments, to declare that Black Lives Matter. Thank you to those who led the way both in the streets and in the tweets, and especially to the young people at the forefront of this movement; there is so much power in what you’ve done and the world you are creating, so much courage and wisdom in your vision. This book is for you.”

— Daniel José Older, Shadowhouse Fall