“Finding another agent wasn’t as easy. Eventually, at a St. Louis Publishers Association event, he [Mitch] met Jo Lena Johnson, publisher of Mission Possible Press, a St. Louis-based publishing house. He approached her, and she agreed to read a few chapters. Soon she wanted the rest.
‘I absolutely felt it was a story that needed to be told. I felt his voice deserved to be heard and I wanted to help him do that,” Jo Lena said. “We have so much division in the world today based on race, class, gender, etc. If only real life could turn out as well as the ending of the novel turned out our world would be a much better place.'”
Thank you, Ellen Futterman, for an excellent article featuring Black Hearts White Minds.