Looking for something different to read, to challenge you, then check out the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners, which honor books that address racism and diversity. The 2020 books have been announced "The new books explore human diversity in riveting style, putting the lie to racism and ableism even as reading them knits us closer together in times when we must be apart," said prize manager Karen Long. I have included the ebook link for those available in the Wisconsin Digital Library and at the end the library book. For past winners check out the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award site.
This year's winners are:
- Poetry: Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky [book]
- Fiction: The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell [book]
- Nonfiction: Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century by Charles King [book]
- Lifetime Achievement: Eric Foner, Columbia University historian, whose most recent book is The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution [book]