Author: Jessica Martinez

Jessica grew up in southeast Los Angeles, scraping her knees on the softball field and getting lost in the exciting realms of The Giving Tree, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Ramona the Pest. Her love of stories sparked a lifelong curiosity and love of books that led her to UC Berkeley, where she earned a BA in Comparative Literature and Spanish. Upon graduating, she has used her love of children’s books to teach reading and writing in Oakland bilingual public schools for the past ten years. During this time, she received an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, attended the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) writer’s workshop, and is currently at work on several children’s books and short stories.

Our Future Imagined: Martin Adams

We continue our blog series exploring how we can make a positive change in the upcoming year by featuring author and economist Martin Adams, whose book Land forces us to rethink the idea of land ownership and conceive of an economic system that would better benefit more people. Through his book and website, he is …continue

New Release: Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis & SI Joint

Introducing the essential guide for physical therapists, bodywork practitioners, and those treating their own pain in the pelvis and sacroiliac joint: Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint. With over 350 color photographs and anatomical diagrams, this book outlines step-by-step assessments, exercises, and treatments to overcome pain in one of the most crucial yet misunderstood …continue

Our Future Imagined: Sister Abegail Ntleko

2017 has begun with a country openly divided by political opinions and beliefs. At the same time, new discussions have emerged amongst people of different backgrounds and individuals who are attempting to self-examine their perspectives and biases. We at NAB would like to contribute to the conversation by reflecting with some of our influential authors …continue