Ricochet River has been a staple in Pacific Northwest classrooms for over two decades. And now, in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Ricochet River, Ooligan has put out a handy new Ricochet River Teaching Unit so high school teachers have a great resource to refer to as they bring Ricochet River into their classrooms.
Book marketing is a funny business. First of all, it’s impossible to predict what will sell and what won’t. You just have to put everything you can into attracting an audience and getting the word out, then hope to everything you believe in that people buy your book out of the millions that are already out there. These difficulties are only increased when the book you’re working on isn’t new but, in fact, has been published for twenty-five years.
A Midwest high school encourages multiracial seating in its segregated cafeteria. (The year was 2005 and the newspaper headline read much differently, though this phrase gets right to the point.) Besides the placement of multiple booties in particular chairs, circled around a particular table, placed in a particular part of the room, encompassed by more […]
In 2012, Ooligan Press published Eliot Treichel’s Close is Fine, a short story collection depicting the lonely isolation of rural Wisconsin and the winner of the 2013 Wisconsin Library Association’s Literary Award. Now a resident of Eugene, Oregon Eliot is teaching writing at Lane Community College. He has continued to stay in touch with Ooligan […]
Don’t let the cover fool you—this lively and encouraging backtitle from Ooligan press will perk up your classroom double quick. A detailed and thorough volume, Classroom Publishing: A Practical Guide for Teachers provides a path for transforming a grousing bunch of disheartened children into a team of lively compilers of news journals, books, Wikis, oral […]
by Rebekah Hunt This summer term, I had the immense pleasure of participating in Ooligan’s collaboration with Roosevelt High School’s Unique Ink Publishing program. Organized by the incomparable Dennis Stovall, the program is a symbiosis between Ooligan students and groups of students from RHS, in which we help them create, design, edit, publish, and market […]