Umoja Village: The Book

It's not exactly a glossy, coffee-table tome of Art Deco or Miami's Beaches, but for the social justice lover in your life, The Umoja Village Photo Book may be just the gift this holiday season.

The book chronicles the beginning of the Shantytown, which was located on NE 62nd Street, to it's fiery end in April of this year. Shantytown organizer Max Rameau alerted us to the book this week; it's available for $30 (plus shipping) at lulu.com.

The book features photographs of the makeshift community by Jhon Luna, Rolfe Ross, Cindy Karp and Noelle Theard. No word yet on whether Rameau will send a complimentary copy of the book to Mayor Manny Diaz or any of the other pro-development politicians in the city.

-Tamara Lush

(photos courtesy of Noelle Theard)

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