Artist Sonya Clark demonstrates how to sculpt the raised fist into the fore edge of a book.

Here’s How to Start

You’ll need: 

  1. A book that’s taught you something about solidarity. It should be at least 280 pages long. If you don’t want to alter books you own, consider buying from independent, used, or BIPOC-owned bookstores. Here’s a good place to start. 
  2. Our tutorial video (above) or instruction booklet PDF
  3. Template PDF to print out
  4. Pencil
  5. Scissors 

Done With Your Book?

Amherst College will cover postage fees for you to mail completed books to be included in the final exhibition designed by Sonya Clark!

Please fill out this form for instructions on how to mail your book in.

Note: Submitting your book for the exhibition is the only way your participation qualifies to be matched by a $200 gift made by Amherst College to nonprofits serving the educational needs of Black and Indigenous communities. Stand in solidarity with us as we raise funds for Black and Indigenous communities by sharing your work with us!