Award Winning Books: 2023

Asian American Connective Action in the Age of Social Media

Civic Engagement, Contested Issues, and Emerging Identities

James S. Lai

2023 Best Book on Race, Ethnicity, and Identities from the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section of the American Political Science Association
Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2022

Examines how social media has changed the way Asian Americans participate in politics

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 8 figures, 11 halftones


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


Divide & Conquer

Race, Gangs, Identity, and Conflict

Robert D. Weide

2023 Jock Young Criminological Imagination Book of the Year Award, American Society of Criminology's Division of Critical Criminology & Social Justice
2023 Frank Tannenbaum Outstanding Book Award, American Society of Criminology's Division of Convict Criminology

Argues that contemporary identity politics divides gang members and their communities across racial lines

284 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 14 halftones, 1 map


Exploring Philly Nature

A Guide for All Four Seasons

Bernard S. Brown

Billy Brown, 2023 winner of the Witmer Stone Award for Best Ornithological Book of the Year from the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

A handy guide for all ages to Philly's urban plants, animals, fungi, and—yes—even slime molds

168 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 131 color photos



Recipes and Tales from an American Bistro

Ellen Yin

Ellen Yin, winner of the 2023 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur
Winner of a Pewter award in the Gold Ink Awards in the cookbook category, 2008
Winner of the Gold ADDY Award — Publication Design — Cover, 2008
Winner of the Silver ADDY Award — Publication Design — Editorial Spread or Feature, 2008

True-life tales and scrumptious recipes from Philly's trendsetting restaurant

288 pages | 8 x 9.25 | 115 color illustrations


It Was Always a Choice

Picking Up the Baton of Athlete Activism

David Steele

2023 Outstanding Book Award from the National Association of Black Journalists
one of the Best Books of 2022 in the Arts and Humanities category by Library Journal

Examining American athletes' activism for racial and social justice, on and off the field

218 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


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


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


Political Black Girl Magic

The Elections and Governance of Black Female Mayors

Edited by Sharon D. Wright Austin

Examines the crucial role that Black women have carried out in the cities they govern

332 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 14 figures


Refugee Lifeworlds

The Afterlife of the Cold War in Cambodia

Y-Dang Troeung

2023 American Studies Association Shelley Fisher Fishkin Prize for International Scholarship in Transnational American Studies
Finalist for the 2023 PROSE Awards in the Humanities category North American and U.S. History
Finalist for the Jim Deva Prize for Writing that Provokes, one of the BC and Yukon Book Prizes

Exploring key works that have emerged out of the Cambodian refugee archive

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 color photos, 6 halftones