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

Join a Session with Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark holds a book containing a raised solidarity fist sculpted into its fore edge

Sonya Clark will be hosting make-with sessions where she’ll be making books in community with participants. If you’re unsure about how to get started, or you get stuck along the way, join us!

Sign up for any of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 24th, 6pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday, March 16th, 11:30am - 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 10, 11:30am - 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 28th, 6pm - 7pm
  • Thursday, May 20th, 11:30am - 12:30 pm

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 an Amherst College in donations to nonprofits serving Black and Indigenous communities. Stand in solidarity with us as we raise funds for Black and Indigenous communities by sharing your work with us!