2021 FINALISTS - POLITICAL & CURRENT EVENTS
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the POLITICAL & CURRENT EVENTS category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Icons & Symbols of the Borderland: Art from the US-Mexico Crossroads
Author: Diana Molina
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
View the US-Mexico borderland saga through the eyes of artists who’ve lived it. More than 100 artworks represent a variety of mediums, from large paintings to mixed-media collage, neon, photography, and sculpture. The images explore the region’s animal and plant ecosystems, food and religious culture, and history.
The Vanishing Trial: The Era of Courtroom Performers and the Perils of Its Passing
Author: Robert Katzberg
Publisher: Mascot Books
The Vanishing Trial vividly recreates the world of criminal trials that once was but is no more. Per famed defense lawyer Mark Geragos, “Katzberg has done a masterful job in exposing a dirty little secret of the criminal justice system: the imminent extinction of the jury trial.”
With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America
Author: Susan K. Williams Smith
Publisher: Judson Press
With Liberty and Justice for Some exposes America’s exploitation of the Constitution and Bible in the service of white supremacy and challenges the faithful to redeem the dream of equality for all.
2020 WINNERS - POLITICAL & CURRENT EVENTS
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the POLITICAL & CURRENT EVENTS category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
Savvy: Navigating Fake Companies, Fake Leaders, and Fake News in the Post-Trust Era
2020 Gold Winner
Authors: Shiv B. Singh and Rohini Luthra, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ideapress Publishing
How will we decide who to trust in a world of manipulated media? This book explores bias, deception and how to be believable in the post-trust era.
Why Do They Hate Us? Making Peace with the Muslim World
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Steve Slocum
Publisher: Top Reads Publishing
“An exploration of Islamic beliefs and history that aims to challenge American Islamophobia.… A clear, concise, and thoughtful introduction to Islam.” --Kirkus starred review
Window Seat on the World: My Travels with the Secretary of State
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Glen Johnson
Publisher: Disruption Books
Here is an all-access look at life inside the nation’s first cabinet agency: the complexity of State Department protocols, the grueling schedules, and the delicacy of engagement with world leaders and foreign cultures.
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