Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award Winners

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Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
Ida : a sword among lions : Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching by Paula J. Giddings
Asylum denied : a refugee's struggle for safety in America by David Ngaruri Kenney and Philp G. Schrag
My Guantánamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me by Mahvish Rukhsana Khan
Bella Abzug : how one tough broad from the Bronx fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, pissed off Jimmy Carter, battled for the rights of women and workers, rallied against war and for the planet, and shook up politics along the way by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom
Someone knows my name by Lawrence Hill
Everyday antiracism : getting real about race in school, edited by Mica Pollock
Bringing human rights home, edited by Cynthia Soohoo, Catherine Albisa, and Martha Davis
Drifting toward love : black, brown, gay and coming of age on the streets of New York by Kai Wright
The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir by Kao Kalia Yang

The history of my shoes and the evolution of Darwin's theory by Kenny Fries
Lose your mother : a journey along the Atlantic slave route by Saidiya Hartman
The revolution will not be funded : beyond the non-profit industrial complex, edited by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
The secret powers of naming by Sara Littlecrow-Russell
Dancing on live embers : challenging racism in organizations by Tina Lopes & Barb Thomas
Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America by Micki McElya
Anti-Arab racism in the USA : where it comes from and what it means for politics today by Steven Salaita
Getting it : a novel by Alex Sanchez
The cost of privilege : taking on the system of white supremacy and racism by Chip Smith
Medical apartheid : the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present by Harriet A. Washington

What if all the kids are white? : anti-bias multicultural education with young children and families (2d ed) by Louise Derman-Sparks; Patricia G. Ramsey; with Julie Olsen Edward
Roots, too : white ethnic revival in post-civil rights America by Matthew Frye Jacobson
The color of wealth : the story behind the U.S. racial wealth divide by Meizhu Lui, Barbara Robles, Betsy Leondar Wright, Rose M. Brewer, and Rebecca Adamson
Freedom is not enough : the opening of the American workplace by Nancy MacLean
We are all suspects now : untold stories from immigrant communities after 9/11 by Tram Nguyen
Storming Caesars Palace : how Black mothers fought their own war on poverty by Annelise Orleck
Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present by Nell Irvin Painter
And Tango makes three by Justin Richardson; Peter Parnell; Henry Cole
Lighting the way : nine women who changed modern America by Karenna Gore Schiff
Covering : the hidden assault on our civil rights by Kenji Yoshino

Selling women short : the landmark battle for workers' rights at Wal-Mart by Liza Featherstone
The forbidden book : the Philippine-American War in political cartoons by Abraham Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel, and Helen Toribio
Let's talk about race by Julius Lester; illustrated by Karen Barbour
Beyond diversity day : a Q & A on gay and lesbian issues in schools by Arthur Lipkin
Sundown towns : a hidden dimension of American racism by James Loewen
Homeland by Dale Maharidge; photographs by Michael Williamson
John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights by David S. Reynolds
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster boy by Gary D. Schmidt
Undivided rights : women of color organize for reproductive justice by Jael Miriam Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, and Elena R. Gutierrez
Conquest : sexual violence and American Indian genocide by Andrea Smith

To stand and fight : the struggle for civil rights in postwar New York City by Martha Biondi
BRIDGE : building a race and immigration dialogue in the global economy : a popular education resource for immigrant & refugee community organizers by Eunice Hyunhye Cho, Francisco Arguelles, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, Sasha Khokha
Warrior poet : a biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux
It's test day, Tiger Turcotte by Pansie Hart Flood; illustrated by Amy Wummer
Screaming monkeys : critiques of Asian American images, edited by M. Evelina Galang
Civil rights in peril : the targeting of Arabs and Muslims, edited by Elaine C. Hagopian
The lavender scare : the Cold War persecution of gays and lesbians in the federal government by David K. Johnson
Passing it on : a memoir by Yuri Nakahara Kochiyama
Race in the schoolyard : negotiating the color line in classrooms and communities by Amanda E. Lewis
The working poor : invisible in America by David K. Shipler

Eyes off the prize : the United Nations and the African American struggle for human rights, 1944-1955 by Carol Anderson
Rights of inclusion : law and identity in the life stories of Americans with disabilities by David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger
Subversive southerner : Anne Braden and the struggle for racial justice in the Cold War South by Catherine Fosl
Prison nation : the warehousing of America's poor, edited by Tara Herivel and Paul Wright
Lessons from Turtle Island : Native curriculum in early childhood classrooms by Guy Jones and Sally Moomaw
The interpreter : a novel by Suki Kim
Troubling education : queer activism and antioppressive education by Kevin K. Kumashiro
Reaching for the sun : kids in Cuba by Trish Marx and Cindy Karp
Ella Baker and the Black freedom movement : a radical democratic vision by Barbara Ransby
The democracy owners' manual : a practical guide to changing the world by Jim Shultz
When race becomes real : black and white writers confront their personal histories, edited by Bernestine Singley
Race in the college classroom : pedagogy and politics, edited by Bonnie TuSmith and Maureen Reddy

Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew,
A place to stand : the making of a poet by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Cultural dilemmas in progressive politics : styles of engagement among grassroots activists by Stephen Hart
Witness by Karen Hesse
Telling to live : Latina feminist testimonios by Latina Feminist Group
Erased faces : a novel by Graciela Limón
Crossing over : a Mexican family on the migrant trail by Rubén Martinez
Welfare racism : playing the race card against America's poor by Kenneth J. Neubeck and Noel Cazenave
A history of affirmative action, 1619-2000 by Philip F. Rubio
Policing the poor : from slave plantation to public housing by Neil Websdale

Right-wing populism in America : too close for comfort by Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons
Civil rights since 1787 : a reader on the Black struggle, edited by Jonathan Birnbaum and Clarence Taylor
Bad boys : public schools in the making of Black masculinity by Ann Arnett Ferguson
Solidarity blues : race, culture, and the American left by Richard Iton
To make our world anew : a history of African Americans, edited by Robin D. G. Kelley and Earl Lewis
Passport photos by Amitava Kumar
Invisible lives : the erasure of transsexual and transgendered people by Namaste, Viviane K.
Because of the kids : facing racial and cultural differences in schools by Jennifer E. Obidah and Karen Manheim Teel
After postcolonialism : remapping Philippines-United States confrontations by E. San Juan, Jr.
The Cherokee lottery : a sequence of poems by William Jay Smith
Construction sites : excavating race, class, and gender among urban youth, edited by Lois Weis and Michelle Fine
Unbending gender : why family and work conflict and what to do about it by Joan Williams

Gay parents/straight schools : building communication and trust by Virginia Casper
Mobilizing resentment : conservative resurgence from the John Birch Society to the Promise Keepers by Jean Hardisty
When equality ends : stories about race and resistance by Richard Delgado
Le racisme expliqué à ma fille by Tahar Ben Jelloun (English ed. is "
Racism explained to my daughter")
Those bones are not my child by Toni Cade Bambara
A gesture life by Chang-rae Lee
All souls : a family story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald
Achieving the impossible dream : how Japanese Americans obtained redress by Mitchell T. Maki
Kinship : a family's journey in Africa and America by Philippe Wamba
The earth shall weep : a history of Native America by James Wilson
Interracial justice : conflict and reconciliation in post-civil rights America by Eric K. Yamamoto
Voices of resistance : testimonies of Cuban and Chilean women by Judy Maloof
Reinventing the enemy's language : contemporary native women's writing of North America, edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird