Press Release: Why I March

National Bestseller Why I March Raises Nearly $50,000 for Nonprofits Associated with the Women’s March

New York, NY – February 21, 2018WHY I MARCH: Images from The Women’s March Around the World, published one year ago on February 21, 2017, was the first photographic tribute to the one of the largest peaceful demonstration in history. The book is a global tour of the women’s marches that took place last January and features colorful, inspiring photographs from all over the world. The book went on to become an instant New York Times bestseller, as well as a Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and IndieBound bestseller, selling more than 100,000 copies.

At the time of publication, ABRAMS announced that all royalties from the sale of the book would go to three nonprofits associated with the Women’s March on Washington: The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), and the Transgender Law Center.

Nearly a year after the book’s publication, ABRAMS is proud to announce that the book has garnered nearly $50,000 in royalties, all of which will be evenly divided among and donated to the nonprofits. Why I March will continue to help raise awareness and promote activism for generations to come.

“The strength, passion, and bravery that our communities brought to the Women’s March was deeply historic, and I am grateful that Why I March serves as a tribute to our power and resilience. The march was not the beginning, nor the end of our fight for freedom and collective liberation, but it sparked a fire in us that will effectively and triumphantly transform the political landscape for all of us. We are part of a powerful, intersectional, and global movement for social justice and human rights. We will continue to move forward because we can, and we will.”
—Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health


About the Nonprofits Receiving Royalties:



The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization, with regional offices nationwide. Since its establishment in 1994, CAIR has worked to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America.

For more information, please visit



National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) builds Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity, and justice. They elevate Latina leaders, mobilize our families and communities, transform the cultural narrative, and catalyze policy change. Founded in 1994, NLIRH is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to advancing health, dignity, and justice for the 28 million Latinas and their families and communities in the United States.

For more information, please visit for the English language site and for the Spanish language site.



The Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

For more information, please visit


About the Book:

WHY I MARCH: Images from The Women’s March Around the World
Abrams Image / February 21, 2017
U.S. $14.95 / Can $18.95
Paperback / 176 pages
7 x 8″ / 350 color photographs
ISBN 978-1-4197-2885-3


For Immediate Release
Contact: Maya Bradford, Senior Publicist
ABRAMS  212.229.7188

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, MoMA Children’s Books, and others.