THE VOICE OF WITNESS BOOK SERIES

The Voice of Witness book series takes a humanizing, literary approach to illuminating the stories of people impacted by injustice in the U.S. and globally. We’ve featured a diversity of voices and issues, including wrongfully convicted Americans, undocumented immigrants, and individuals living under oppressive regimes in Burma, Zimbabwe and Colombia. Their personal stories offer readers an engaging, humanizing understanding of issues that might otherwise seem abstract.

Our books are read by readers of all stripes—from students to policymakers—and are taught worldwide in courses as disparate as social studies, constitutional law, comparative literature, Middle East Studies, and restorative justice.

RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

Voice of Witness offers free, interdisciplinary, Common Core-aligned curriculum to accompany all the books in our series.

Lesson plans are free and available for download through our education program.

EXPLORE THE SERIES

OUR ANTHOLOGY

VOW Reader

Get to know the book series through our anthology, The Voice of Witness Reader.

This selection of narratives from ten years of Voice of Witness books is many things: an astonishing record of human rights issues in the twenty-first century; a testament to the resilience and courage of the most marginalized among us; and an opportunity to better understand the world we live in through human connection and a participatory vision of history.

VOW BOOK CLUB

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Start your own Voice of Witness book club to discuss and learn from these vital, and often unheard, stories from the United States and around the world.

VOW STORY FUND

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The VOW Story Fund helps human rights storytellers incubate and develop new projects by providing oral history training, editorial guidance, and project funding.