In a day when bright, loud, fast-moving digital media constantly confronts us, it is nice to take a break and quietly read a book. Yes a real, printed, tangible book; the kind with paper pages that you turn.

Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich was released in print mid-January, but has recently sold out.

Maybe printed books are not a thing of the past after all?

Fighter in Velvet Gloves focuses on issues paramount in our society today; the importance of women in pivotal places of governmental reform, and the rights of people from all colors and cultures to be protected by our laws and treated with equal respect in our country.

Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Tlingit Alaskan woman helped pass the landmark anti-discrimination bill in Territorial Alaska nearly 20 years before  President Lyndon Johnson signed the US Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

Elizabeth’s story is told by author Annie Boochever, in collaboration with Elizabeth’s only living child, now 84-year-old Roy Peratrovich Jr.

The book is now available through the University of Alaska Press and on Kindle or by pre-order from Amazon.

The Chicago Distribution Center should have more copies available soon.

Thank you for your patience.

Fighter in Velvet Gloves