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Written in raw, masterful, heart-rending prose, Maid is the story of one woman’s tenacity to survive and break free of the grips of the system to give her child a better life. Stephanie Land’s work gives voice to the working poor. Her compassionate, unflinching writing is fueled by her own struggle as a low-income single mother who aspired to use her stories to expose the reality of pursuing the American Dream while being held under the poverty line.

Join Half Price Books as they host social justice advocate, journalist and author Stephanie Land for a conversation and signing event featuring her book, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, on January, 31, 2019, at Wilshire Baptist Church.  A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit CitySquare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship.  

Land’s work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Guardian, Vox, Salon, among others. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both the Center for Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. 

General admission tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book.VIP tickets are $45 each and include preferred seating, early access to the signing line, a special pre-event meet and greet with the author and a copy of the book. To purchase tickets, visit


About CitySquare:

CitySquare fights the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship. Working together as a community for three decades, CitySquare feeds the hungry, heals the sick, houses the homeless,and renews hope through 22 unique programs. For more information, visit

About Half Price Books:

Half Price Books is the largest family-owned new and used bookstore chain with 125 retail locations in 17 states. Stores are open seven days a week and buy and sell new and used books, magazines, comics, records, CDs, DVDs and collectible items. Half Price Books has been dedicated to environmental and literacy efforts for more than 46 years and supports hundreds of local, national and international programs. Each year the company sponsors the Half Pint Library Book Drive at each of its stores, donating and distributing thousands of books to non-profit organizations and schools throughout the United States. Half Price Books is a founding contributor to Laura Bush's National Book Festival, and a continuing supporter of the National Center for Family Literacy and Feed the Children. For more information about Half Price Books, its store locations and corporate initiatives, please visit, and follow us on Facebook,Twitterand Instagram.

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