The 2007 Myers Center Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights have been announced.
BOSTON, MA (Dec. 5, 2007) - They definitely are passionate about books, and about social justice. For twenty-three years, the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America has identified books speaking of too-often erased histories and too scantily noticed ideas and strategies for a more humane future.
Here are the 2007 winners:
* Kenny Fries, The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory. (Carroll & Graf).
* Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)/
* The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, edited by INCITE!
Women of Color Against Violence. (South End Press)
* Sara Littlecrow-Russell, The Secret Powers of Naming, (University of Arizona Press)
* Tina Lopes & Barb Thomas, Dancing on Live Embers: Challenging Racism in Organizations, (Between The Lines)
* Micki McElya, Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America, (Harvard University Press) * Steven Salaita, Anti-Arab Racism in the US, (Pluto Press)
* Alex Sanchez, Getting It: A Novel (Simon & Schuster)
* Chip Smith, The Cost of Privilege: Taking on the System of White Supremacy and Racism,(Camino Press)