Pages Bookshop Presents: Lydia Wylie-Kellermann

We are excited to host our first author in the store this year! Local author, Lydia Wylie-Kellermann will be discussing her new and popular book "the Sandbox Revolution: raising kids for a just world." The Sandbox Revolution" was extremely popular with Pages' customers when it first came out earlier this spring and so we wanted to make sure we came together to learn from Lydia and celebrate her book. Please join us on Tuesday, September 21st at 6pm! 

Lydia will also be joined in discussion by her father and fellow contributor Bill Wylie-Kellermann.

Mask will be required at all times during this event.

About The Sandbox Revolution

It is a complex time to be a parent. Our climate is in crisis, and economic inequality is deepening. Racialized violence is spreading, and school shootings are escalating. How do we, as parents, cultivate in our children a love of the earth, a cry for justice, and a commitment to nonviolence? Where do we place our bodies so we teach our kids that resistance is crucial and change is possible? What practices do we hold as a family to encourage them to work with their hands, honor their hearts, and nurture their spirits?

The Sandbox Revolution calls upon our collective wisdom to wrestle with the questions, navigate the challenges, offer concrete practices, and remind parents of the sacredness of the work. Written by parents who are also writers, pastors, teachers, organizers, artists, gardeners, and activists, this anthology offers a diversity of voices and experiences on topics that include education, money, anti-racism, resistance, spirituality, disability justice, and earth care.

LYDIA WYLIE-KELLERMANN  is a writer, editor, activist, and mother. She lives with her partner and two boys in the neighborhood where she grew up in southwest Detroit. She is the managing editor of Geez magazine, a quarterly, non-profit, ad-free, print magazine at the intersection of art, activism, and faith. She is the co-founder and curator of, a blog lifting up stories from faith communities that actively yearn for a world defined by peace, justice, and dignity. She is a contributor to multiple books, including Rally: Litanies for the Lovers of God and Neighbor (Brittney Winn Lee, ed., Upper Room Books, 2020); Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice (Ched Myers, ed., Cascade Books, 2016); and Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance and Discipleship (Laurel Dykstra, ed.; Cascade Books, 2013).

BILL WYLIE-KELLERMANN is a nonviolent community activist, author, teacher, and retired United Methodist pastor, most recently serving St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. Bill is the author most recently of Celebrant’s Flame: Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection, (Cascade, 2021).

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
19560 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48223
The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781506466446
Availability: We can order this book for you! This will delay shipping your book by 2 - 7 days.
Published: Broadleaf Books - March 30th, 2021