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The Yellow House

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2019

by Sarah M. Broom

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in...


The New Negro

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2019, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2018

by Jeffrey C. Stewart

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...


Punishing Disease

Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Studies 2018

by Trevor Hoppe

From the very beginning of the epidemic, AIDS was linked to punishment. Calls to punish people living with HIV—mostly stigmatized minorities—began before doctors had even settled on a name for the disease....


Black Dove

Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Non-Fiction 2017

by Ana Castillo

Finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction

A lyrical memoir-in-essays by an award-winning Chicana writer: "the real power of Black Dove comes when it speaks to what mothers face raising...


The Song of the Shirt

This Muslim American Life

Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction 2016

by Moustafa Bayoumi

Read Moustafa's Op-ed on Trump's Executive Order Against Muslims in The Guardian

Winner of the 2016 Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Arab American Book Award

Over the last few years, Moustafa Bayoumi has been an extra...


"No One Helped"

Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Non-Fiction 2016

by Marcia M. Gallo

In "No One Helped" Marcia M. Gallo examines one of America?s most infamous true-crime stories: the 1964 rape and murder of Catherine "Kitty" Genovese in a middle-class neighborhood of Queens, New York. Front-page...


Here We Stand

Bread and Roses Award 2015

by Helena Earnshaw & Angharad Penrhyn Jones

A fascinating and unique anthology about contemporary women campaigners and how they were changed by the process of changing the world.


Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past

Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction 2015

by Sally Howell

Across North America, Islam is portrayed as a religion of immigrants, converts, and cultural outsiders. Yet Muslims have been part of American society for much longer than most people realize. This book documents...


Visions of Jazz: The First Century

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 1998

by Gary Giddins

Poised to become a classic of jazz literature, Visions of Jazz: The First Century offers seventy-nine chapters illuminating the lives of virtually all the major figures in jazz history. From Louis Armstrongs...


Rider

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 1994

by Mark Rudman

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (1995)

Mark Rudman – poet, essayist, translator, and teacher – has consistently pursued questions of human relationship and identity, and in Rider...


This Boy's Life

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 1989

by Tobias Wolff

This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his...


The Great War and Modern Memory

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 1975

by Paul Fussell

The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern...