Award Winning Books: Literature and Drama

Accessible Citizenships

Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico

Julie Avril Minich

MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary Cultural Studies, 2015

How disability provides a new perspective on our understanding of the nation and the citizen

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


Black Theatre

Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora

edited by Paul Carter Harrison, Victor Leo Walker II and Gus Edwards

Finalist for the George Freedley Memorial Award for an outstanding book in theatre or another area of live performance from the Theatre Library Association, 2002

An insider's view of Black theatres of the world and how they reflect their culture, concerns, and history

432 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table


Campaigns of Knowledge

U.S. Pedagogies of Colonialism and Occupation in the Philippines and Japan

Malini Johar Schueller

The Filipino edition won the 2023 Philippines National Book Award in the category of Literary Criticism/Cultural Studies (English)

Making visible the afterlives of U.S. colonial and occupation tutelage in the Philippines and Japan

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 line drawings, 1 halftone


Culinary Fictions

Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture

Anita Mannur

Anita Mannur, recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Association for Asian American Studies

An exploration of how and why food matters in the culture and literature of the South Asian diaspora

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 figures, 1 halftone


Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent

Beth Kephart

Parrott Library Award from the St. Albans School Library, 2014
Kirkus Reviews' Best in Children's Books, 2013

A young adult novel set during the height of Philadelphia's industrial age

198 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


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


Literary Gestures

The Aesthetic in Asian American Writing

Edited by Rocío G. Davis and Sue-Im Lee

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2006

Form as function in Asian American literature

248 pages | 6 x 9


Messiahs of 1933

How American Yiddish Theatre Survived Adversity through Satire

Joel Schechter

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2008

A lively examination of Yiddish theatre during the Great Depression

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 figures, 15 halftones


Ocean Passages

Navigating Pacific Islander and Asian American Literatures

Erin Suzuki

Outstanding Achievement in Literary Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies, 2023

Comparing and contrasting the diverse experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander subjectivities across a shared sea

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


Paradise, New York

A Novel

Eileen Pollack

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999

A funny and moving first novel of nostalgia for Catskills hotel life

288 pages | 5 x 9


Performing Asian America

Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage

Josephine Lee

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, 2016

A fascinating inquiry into the territory of race and ethnicity in American theater

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 21 halftones


The Philippine Temptation

Dialectics of Philippines-U.S. Literary Relations

E. San Juan Jr.

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1996

A passionate discussion of the history of oppositional writing in the Philippines

320 pages | 6 x 9


Savoring the Salt

The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara

Edited by Linda Janet Holmes and Cheryl A. Wall

Selected as “‘The Best of the Best’ from the University Presses” Books You Should Know About” for the ALA Annual Conference, 2008

An anthology that celebrates the life and work of a major African American writer

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 halftones


Searching for Mr. Chin

Constructions of Nation and the Chinese in West Indian Literature

Anne-Marie Lee-Loy

Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Book Award, 2011

West Indian literary representations of local Chinese populations illuminate concepts of national belonging

198 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


Unbought and Unbossed

Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation

Trimiko Melancon

College Language Association Creative Scholarship Book Award, 2016

How do fictional representations of transgressive black women in the post-civil rights era expand our understanding of race and black womanhood?

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 5 halftones


Unsettled Solidarities

Asian and Indigenous Cross-Representations in the Américas

Quynh Nhu Le

Association for Asian American Studies' Humanities and Cultural Studies: Literary Studies Book Award, 2021

Illuminates the intersecting logics of settler colonialism and racialization through analysis of contemporary Asian and Indigenous crossings in the Américas

250 pages | 6 x 9


Vulnerable Constitutions

Queerness, Disability, and the Remaking of American Manhood

Cynthia Barounis

2020 Piepmeier Book Prize Winner, National Women's Studies Association

Presents an alternative queer-crip genealogy of American masculinity in the twentieth century

278 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 halftones


The World Next Door

South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America

Rajini Srikanth

Cultural Studies Book Award, Association for Asian American Studies, 2006
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2005

Literature that takes us beyond identity to empathy

304 pages | 6 x 9