Sunday, April 28, 2013

Thirty-Nine Books Nominated for Lillian Smith Book Awards for 2013

The Southern Regional Council (SRC) recently announced that thirty-nine books have been nominated for the Lillian Smith Book Awards for 2013 to be presented in Decatur, Georgia on September 1, 2013.

SRC is an inter-racial organization founded in 1919 to combat racial injustice in the South. SRC initiated the Lillian Smith Book Awards shortly after Smith's death in 1966 to recognize authors whose writing extends the legacy of the outspoken writer, educator and social critic who challenged her fellow Southerners and all Americans on issues of social and racial justice. Since 2004 the awards have been presented by SRC in a partnership with the University of Georgia Libraries, whose Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library houses a historic collection of Lillian Smith's letters and manuscripts. The Georgia Center for the Book became a partner in 2007, when the awards ceremony first became part of the Decatur Book Festival.

The 2013 nominees include:

“Multiplication is for White People”:  Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children
Lisa Delpit
The New Press
Howard Zinn:  A Life on the Left
Martin Duberman
The New Press
Uncle Swami:  South Asians in America Today
Vijay Prashad
The New Press
The New Feminist Agenda:  Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family
Madeleine M. Kunin
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
The Tree of Forgetfulness:  A Novel
Pam Durban
LSU Press

Slave Breeding:  Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History
Gregory D. Smithers
University Press of Florida
Communists and Perverts Under the Palms:  The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965
Stacy Braukman
University Press of Florida
Race, Rape, and Injustice:  Documenting and Challenging Death Penalty Cases in the Civil Rights Era
Barrett J. Foerster
University of Tennessee Press
Down Bohicket Road:  An Artist’s Journey
Mary Whyte
University of South Carolina Press
Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town
Jack Shuler
University of South Carolina Press
The Cutting Season:  A Novel
Attica Locke
HarperCollin Publishers
American Tapestry:  The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama
Rachel L. Swarns
HarperCollins Publishers
Strom Thurmond’s America
Joseph Crespino
Hill and Wang
Eden Rise:  A Novel
Robert J. Norrell
NewSouth Books
State Out of the Union:  Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the America Dream
Jeff Biggers
Nation Books
Equal Time:  Television and the Civil Rights Movement
Aniko Bodroghkozy
University of Illinois Press
Psychology Comes to Harlem:  Rethinking the Race Question in Twentieth-Century America
Jay Garcia
Johns Hopkins University Press
Klansville, U.S.A.:  The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan
David Cunningham
Oxford University Press
Ain’t Scared of Your Jail:  Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement
Zoe A. Colley
University Press of Florida
Disorderly Notions
Tom Darby
Iguana Books
Murder Ballad
Jane Springer
Alice James Books
Family or Freedom:  People of Color in the Antebellum South
Emily West
University Press of Kentucky
Cultivating Race:  The Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860
Watson W. Jennsion
University Press of Kentucky
Death Blow to Jim Crow:  The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights
Erik S. Gellman
University of North Carolina Press
Crossroads at Clarksdale:  The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II
Fran├žoise N. Hamlin
University of North Carolina Press
Benjamin Elijah Mays,  Schoolmaster of the Movement:  A Biography
Randal Maurice Jelks
University of North Carolina Press
Help Me to Find My People:  The African American Search forFamily Lost in Slavery
Heather Andrea Williams
University of North Carolina Press
Diane Brady
Spiegel & Grau
Dear Marcus:  A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Jerry McGill
Spiegel & Grau
Representing the Race:  The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer
Kenneth W. Mack
Harvard University Press
Snow-Storm in August:  Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Jefferson Morley
The Healing:  A Novel
Jonathan Odell
History and Other Poems
Brenda Marie Osbey
Time Being Books
Some of My Best Friends Are Black:  The Strange Story of Integration in America
Tanner Colby
The Amistad Rebellion:  An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
Marcus Rediker
The Injustice System:  A Murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong
Clive Stafford Smith
The Problem South:  Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880-1930
Natalie J. Ring
University of Georgia Press
The Nashville Way:  Racial Etiquette and the Struggle for Social Justice in a Southern City
Benjamin Houston
University of Georgia Press
The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South
Andrew W. Kahrl
Harvard University Press