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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 Bound Book
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 Bound Book
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 Bound Book
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 Bound Book
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 Bound Book
List Price: $34.60
Discount Price: $25.95

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Wim's Latest Blog Entries

The Cleansing (Holy Monday) — a short play

Characters: Mary and Martha Jesus Judah Ben-Hur The scene is the Mount of Olives; Jesus sits on a stone bench staring forward; Mary enters, followed by Martha. MARY (to MARTHA). I’ve found him. MARTHA. Where? MARY. Sitting right here like nothing happened. MARTHA (to JESUS). What do you think you’re doing? JESUS. Watching. MARY. For […]

Weaponized Love

From I.O.U., Wim’s new book of poems, available at Amazon.com. We’re told it’s only been unleashed one time by a lone fanatical guerrilla sent by some silent foreign power. People talk about him all the time, but most don’t dare say too much about his self-immolation— how he cold-bloodedly provoked the fury of priests and […]

American Recessional

From I.O.U., Wim’s new book of poems, available on Amazon.com. For frantic boast and foolish word— Thy mercy on Thy People, Lord! —Rudyard Kipling The City on the Hill is turning out its lights and closing up for a long, long night. Heroes are cast out of their Valhalla; the halls ring with a clamor […]

Three Double Takes

From Wim’s new book of poems, available on Amazon.com. Double Takes are perhaps a less baleful way of looking back on 2020. Happy New Year to All! * Three Double Takes 1 andante A zebra with a party horn and hat has crashed your thirtieth. This creature was your friend when you were three and […]

Wim’s new book of poems … I.O.U.

Wim’s new book of poems, I.O.U., got published today! It is available from Amazon.com and Adelaide Books. Here’s what Wim has to say about his poetry: One of the most common bits of advice a poet can get (or give) is “Find your own voice.” Instead, I look for other voices. My creative roots are […]
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