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/


John Okada: The Life and Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Boy Cover Image
By Frank Abe (Editor), Greg Robinson (Editor), Floyd Cheung (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780295743516
Published: University of Washington Press - July 3rd, 2018

No-No Boy, John Okada's only published novel, centers on a Japanese American who refuses to fight for the country that incarcerated him and his people in World War II and, upon release from federal prison after the war, is cast out by his divided community.

Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780932112767
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Published: Blair - October 23rd, 2018

In the title story of this timely and innovative collection, a young woman wearing a Prada coat attempts to redeem a coupon for plastic storage bins while her in-laws are at home watching the Chinese news and taking her private phone calls. It is the lively and wise juxtaposition of cultures, generations, and emotions that characterize May-lee Chai's amazing stories.

The House of Early Sorrows: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823279302
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Published: Fordham University Press - April 3rd, 2018


New Poets of Native Nations Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978099
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 10th, 2018

A landmark anthology celebrating twenty-one Native poets first published in the twenty-first century

Teeth Never Sleep: Poems (CantoMundo Poetry Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682260739
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Published: University of Arkansas Press - October 19th, 2018

Finalist, 2019 PEN Open Book Award

Winner, 2019 American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation

Drawing on folklore and fantasy, childhood memory and hallucination, and marked by a tone of piercing divulgence, Teeth Never Sleep nimbly negotiates the split consciousness a culture of dominance requires of men (especially men of color), highlighting the fissure

There There Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525436140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year A wondrous and shattering novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.

Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813064321
Published: University Press of Florida - March 19th, 2019

American Society for Aesthetics Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics

Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award

Memento Park: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250310354
Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019

Winner of the 2019 Association of Jewish Libraries Jewish Fiction Award, short-listed for the 2019 JQ Wingate Literary Prize, and a Finalist for the 2019 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

One of Entertainment Weekly’s 20 Books to Read in March and one of TimeOuts 11 Books Youll Want to Binge-Read This Month

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190056056
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2020

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro -- the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music,
and drama would inspire Black people to greatness.

No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399563515
Published: Penguin Books - April 9th, 2019

“The most honest book about climate change yet.” —The Atlantic

The Infinite Jest of climate books.” —The Baffler

A timely, eye-opening book about climate change and energy generation that focuses on the consequences of nuclear power production, from award-winning author William T. Vollmann

No Good Alternative: Volume Two of Carbon Ideologies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525558514
Published: Penguin Books - July 2nd, 2019

“The most honest book about climate change yet.” —The Atlantic

The Infinite Jest of climate books.” —The Baffler

Ms. Marvel Vol. 9: Teenage Wasteland Cover Image
By G. Willow Wilson (Text by), Nico Leon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781302910785
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Published: Marvel - July 31st, 2018

Kamala Khan has vanished! But where has she gone, and why? Jersey City still has a need for heroes, and in the wake of Ms. Marvel's disappearance, dozens have begun stepping up to the plate. The city's newest super hero Red Dagger and even ordinary citizens attempt to carry on the brave fight in Kamala's honor. Somehow, Ms. Marvel is nowhere...but also everywhere at once!