Award Winning Books: Latino/a Studies

Language Policy and Identity Politics in the United States

Ronald Schmidt Sr.

"Best Book Award" from the American Political Science Association Section on Race, Ethnicity and Politics for the category of "Public Policies, Legal and Social Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Politics", 2001

An engaging discussion about the use of English and other languages in the United States

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 tables


Las Hermanas

Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church

Lara Medina

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2005

The history of a feminist religious movement that mobilized the Chicana/Latina community

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 halftones


Latinos and the U.S. Political System

Two-Tiered Pluralism

Rodney E. Hero

Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association, 1993

An analysis of American politics from the vantage point of the Latino political condition

256 pages | 6 x 9


Latinx Environmentalisms

Place, Justice, and the Decolonial

Edited by Sarah D. Wald, David J. Vázquez, Priscilla Solis Ybarra, and Sarah Jaquette Ray

Cowinners of the first Modern Language Association Prize for an Edited
Collection, 2023

Putting the environmental humanities into dialogue with Latinx literary and cultural studies

340 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 halftones


Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood

Brooklyn's Sunset Park

Tarry Hum

Honorable Mention from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning's Paul Davidoff Award, 2015

How immigrants are reinventing Sunset Park, forming new multi-racial alliances, and reshaping its community

300 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 7 halftones, 1 maps


Mexican American Women Activists

Identity and Resistance in Two Los Angeles Communities

Mary S. Pardo

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1999

The story of Mexican American women in two communities who took control and made a difference

322 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figure, 12 halftones, 1 map


The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

National Communication Association Critical and Cultural Division Book of the Year 2017

A landmark history of the New York Young Lords, and what their activism tells us about contemporary Latino/a politics

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 figures, 6 halftones


Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aquí ni de Allá

The Autobiography of Nelson A. Díaz

Nelson A. Díaz

Nelson Diaz, recipient of the 2020 National Hispanic Hero Award, presented by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

A lively autobiography by a community activist, judge, and public advocate who blazed a trail for Latinos in Philadelphia

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 19 halftones


The Puerto Rican Diaspora

Historical Perspectives

Edited by Carmen Teresa Whalen and Víctor Vázquez-Hernández

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2006

Histories of the Puerto Rican experience

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 20 halftones


The Puerto Rican Movement

Voices from the Diaspora

Edited by José E. Velázquez and Andrés Torres

Outstanding Books Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1999

A long-awaited collection documents a missing chapter in the history of U.S. radicalism

432 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones


Seeking Community in a Global City

Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles

Nora Hamilton and Norma Stoltz Chinchilla

Best book published in the area of Race/Ethnicity and Foreign Policy/Globalization given by the section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the American Political Science Association, 2002

A look at the challenges faced by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 2 figures, 22 halftones, 5 maps


Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants

Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security

Anna Sampaio

American Political Science Association's Latino Politics Best Book Prize, 2016

A comprehensive analysis of changes in immigration policy, politics, and enforcement since 9/11

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 1 halftone