2017 AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS
The American Book Awards recognize "outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, no nominees, and therefore no losers. The award winners range from well-known and established writers to under-recognized authors and first works. There are no quotas for diversity, the winners list simply reflects it as a natural process. The Before Columbus Foundation views American culture as inclusive and has always considered the term 'multicultural' to be not a description of various categories, groups, or 'special interests,' but rather as the definition of all of American literature. The Awards are not bestowed by an industry organization, but rather are a writers’ award given by other writers."
Read more about the American Book Awards and the Before Columbus Foundation, which administers the Award, at this link: http://www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com/
Now a major docuseries
With intimate details and newly-uncovered evidence Adnan's Story goes beyond what the hit podcast Serial covered in its investigation of Adnan Syed's case.
Now a New York Times bestseller
Winner of the 2017 American Book Award
Flores Forbes, a former leader in the Black Panther Party, has been free from prison for twenty-five years. Unfortunately that makes him part of a group of black men without constituency who are all but invisible in society.
Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.
Award-winning novelist Randa Jarrar's new story collection moves seamlessly between realism and fable, history and the present, capturing the lives of Muslim women and men across myriad geographies and circumstances.
Bernice L. McFadden has been named the Go On Girl Book Club's 2018 Author of the Year
WINNER of the 2017 American Book Award
WINNER of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction)
2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nominee (Fiction)
A Washington Post Notable Book of 2016
Francis Pegahmagabow (1889-1952), a member of the Ojibwe nation, was born in Shawanaga, Ontario. Enlisting at the onset of the First World War, he became the most decorated Canadian Indigenous soldier for bravery and the most accomplished sniper in North American military history. After the war, Pegahmagabow settled in Wasauksing, Ontario.
“Gripping and meticulously documented.”—Don Schanche Jr., Washington Post
Few concepts evoke the twentieth century's record of war, genocide, repression, and extremism more powerfully than the idea of totalitarianism. Today, studies of the subject are usually confined to discussions of Europe's collapse in World War II or to comparisons between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
2017 American Book Award Winner
Winner of the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize
Marc Anthony Richardson's Year of the Rat is a poignant and riveting literary debut narrated in an unabashedly exuberant voice.
In Year of the Rat, an artist returns to the dystopian city of his birth to tend to his invaliEmail bookelves or call for priceISBN: 9781101872369Availability: Special OrderPublished: Vintage - January 10th, 2017
Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community.$21.00ISBN: 9781609384173Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University Of Iowa Press - June 1st, 20162017 American Book Award Winner from the Before Columbus Foundation
In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City took the lives of 146 workers, most of them young immigrant women and girls. Their deaths galvanized a movement for social and economic justice then, but today’s laborers continue to battle dire working conditions.$16.00ISBN: 9781555977443Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - July 5th, 2016
*Finalist for the 2017 PEN Open Book Award*
*Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award*$21.95ISBN: 9780806187037Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Oklahoma Press - June 15th, 2016
What if we could travel back in time to save our heroes from painful deaths? What if we could rewrite history to protect and reward the innocent victims of injustice? In Alfredo V a's daring new novel, one man does just that, taking readers on a series of remarkable journeys.Email bookelves or call for priceISBN: 9781634059039Availability: Special OrderPublished: Chin Music - July 5th, 2016
Photojournalist Dean Wong has been chronicling life in America's Chinatowns for four decades. His sensitive eye and man-of-the-people interviews bring these ghettos disguised as tourist traps to life.