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Wim Coleman

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Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin are a husband-and-wife writing team. They have collaborated on novels, nonfiction, plays, and essays for adults and young readers. Wim is an award-winning playwright and poet, and Pat has won awards as a visual artist.

Wim's Books

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Iraq in the News

Iraq in the News

Past, Present, and Future

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
As violence in Iraq continues, now is a particularly important time for us to understand the culture and history of this troubled country. Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin’s addition to the Middle East Nations in the News series examines current events in Iraq as well as the nation’s land, religion, government, and economy...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-027-9
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $34.60
Discount Price: $25.95

Racism on Trial

Racism on Trial

From the Medgar Evers Murder Case to Ghosts of Mississippi

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
After Medgar Evers, a civil rights worker, was shot in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963, a local white supremacist named Byron De La Beckwith was arrested for the crime. Two court cases ended in mistrials...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3059-6
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $34.27
Discount Price: $25.70

The Amazing Erie Canal and How a Big Ditch Opened Up the West

The Amazing Erie Canal and How a Big Ditch Opened Up the West

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
The Erie Canal dramatically changed American commerce and industry in part because the waterway opened up the American West to those in the East. Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin examine the Erie Canal’s history, construction, and impact...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-017-0
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $34.60
Discount Price: $25.95

The Rebellious Californians and the Brave Struggle to Join the Nation

The Rebellious Californians and the Brave Struggle to Join the Nation

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
Learn about California’s rebellion against Mexico in THE REBELLIOUS CALIFORNIANS AND THE BRAVE STRUGGLE TO JOIN THE NATION. Authors Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin tell the story of how California went from a Mexican territory to part of the United States...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-015-6
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $34.60
Discount Price: $25.95

The Transcontinental Railroad and the Great Race to Connect the Nation

The Transcontinental Railroad and the Great Race to Connect the Nation

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
Learn about the Transcontinental Railroad in this addition to THE WILD HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST series. Authors Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin examine the building of the railroad, the dangers involved, those who supported the railroad, and the impacts the railroad had on American life...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-014-9
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $34.60
Discount Price: $25.95

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Wim's Latest Blog Entries

Cold-Blooded Kindness …

Did anybody need a reminder that we’re living through mean times? Whether we needed it or not, we’re getting one right now, as states enact anti-abortion laws that have virtually nothing to do with protecting human life and a everything to do with controlling women’s lives and bodies. What has gone so terribly wrong with our […]

Beach Scene

—excerpted from Thing of Darkness, a novel-in-progress by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin The tide was coming in. The wide beach where people and dogs had been playing earlier in the day was rapidly growing narrow, and no one was in sight. My timing was excellent—not just the hour but the season. While I especially love […]

On the Literary Map

The North Carolina Literary Map has put up pages for each of us, listing our mainstream novels, anthologized works, and many of the titles from our years of making a living writing for educational publishers. Since most of our work is co-authored, the lists are much alike except for Pat’s book about unicorns and Wim’s […]

in translation…

  This week I was delighted to receive a Polish translation of one of my stories. It was attached to a very nice email from Elżbieta Kalinowska of Wroclaw University asking to use my retelling of a West African myth in a book she’s working on. I promptly gave permission for the story, a shorter version […]

“The time is out of joint.” —Hamlet, 1.5

These days, any American with a functioning moral compass knows exactly how Hamlet felt when he said that. It’s a bit of a cliché that Shakespeare has something to say about virtually everything. So it’s hardly any wonder that we turn to Shakespeare’s eloquence and stories for insights concerning the catastrophe we now undergo. But […]
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