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Book awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

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Works (217)

Negro politicians; the rise of Negro politics in Chicago by Harold F GosnellNonfiction, 1936
We Europeans by Julian HuxleyNonfiction, 1937
We Americans; a study of cleavage in an American city by Elin L AndersonNonfiction, 1938
An African American in South Africa by Ralph J. BuncheNonfiction, 1939
The Negro college graduate by Charles Spurgeon JohnsonNonfiction, 1939
The Negro family in the United States by E. Franklin FrazierNonfiction, 1940
From Many Lands by Louis AdamicNonfiction, 1941
The Haitian people by James Graham LeyburnNonfiction, 1942
Quest : the evolution of a scientist by Leopold InfeldNonfiction, 1942
Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale HurstonNonfiction, 1943
New World A-Coming: Inside Black America by Roi OttleyNonfiction, 1944
The World of Sholom Aleichem by Maurice SamuelNonfiction, 1944
Earth and High Heaven by Gwethalyn GrahamFiction, 1945
An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy by Gunnar MyrdalNonfiction, 1945
Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City by St. Clair DrakeNonfiction, 1946
One Nation by Wallace StegnerNonfiction, 1946
East River by Sholem AschFiction, 1947
Latin Americans in Texas by Pauline R. KibbeNonfiction, 1947
The Other Room by Worth Tuttle HeddenFiction, 1948
The Indians of the Americas by John CollierNonfiction, 1948
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan PatonFiction, 1949
Anatomy of paradise by J. C. FurnasNonfiction, 1949
Punishment without crime : what you can do about prejudice by Solomon Andhil FinebergNonfiction, 1950
Your Most Humble Servant by Shirley GrahamNonfiction, 1950
The Wall by John HerseyFction, 1951
Twilight in South Africa by Henry GibbsNonfiction, 1951
Race and Ethnic Relations by Brewton BerryNonfiction, 1952
Venture to the Interior by Laurens Van der PostNonfiction, 1952
A Many-Splendored Thing by Han SuyinNonfiction, 1953
People of the Deer by Farley MowatNonfiction, 1953
Simple takes a wife by Langston HughesFiction, 1954
Struggle for Africa by Vernon BartlettNonfiction, 1954
Cultural difference and medical care; the case of the Spanish-speaking people of the Southwest by Lyle SaundersNonfiction, 1955
Report on Africa by Oden MeekerNonfiction, 1955
A manual of intergroup relations by John Peebles DeanNonfiction, 1956
They wait in darkness by George W. ShepherdNonfiction, 1956
The Masters and the Slaves: A Study in the Development of Brazilian Civilization by Gilberto FreyreNonfiction, 1957
Naught for your comfort by Trevor HuddlestonNonfiction, 1957
Handbook on Race Relations in South Africa. by Ellen HellmannNonfiction, 1958
White mother by Jessie Bennett SamsNonfiction, 1958
Racial and cultural minorities; an analysis of prejudice and discrimination by George Eaton SimpsonNonfiction, 1959
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story by Martin Luther King, Jr.Nonfiction, 1959
The Lost Cities of Africa by Basil DavidsonNonfiction, 1960
I speak for myself; the autobiography of John Haynes Holmes by John Haynes HolmesNonfiction, 1960
The Reluctant African by Louis E. LomaxNonfiction, 1961
To Sir, with Love by E. R. BraithwaiteNonfiction, 1961
The Forbidden Man by Gina AllenFiction, 1962
Antislavery: The Crusade for Freedom in America by Dwight Lowell DumondNonfiction, 1962
Black Like Me by John Howard GriffinNonfiction, 1962
Mankind Evolving: The Evolution of the Human Species by Theodosius DobzhanskyNonfiction, 1963
Beyond The Melting Pot: The Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians and Irish of New York City by Nathan GlazerNonfiction, 1964
Faith and prejudice; intergroup problems in Protestant curricula by Bernhard Emmanuel OlsonNonfiction, 1964
The new world of Negro Americans by Harold Robert IsaacsNonfiction, 1964
Assimilation in American Life: The Role of Race, Religion and National Origins by Milton M. GordonNonfiction, 1965
A history of the Jews by Abram Leon SacharNonfiction, 1965
Mississippi: the closed society by James W. SilverNonfiction, 1965
The Struggle for Equality by James M. McPhersonNonfiction, 1965
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XNonfiction, 1966
Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude BrownNonfiction, 1966
The Unity of Mankind in Greek Thought by H. C. BaldryNonfiction, 1966
Your Heredity and Environment by Amram ScheinfeldNonfiction, 1966
The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture by David Brion DavisNonfiction, 1967
La Vida; A Puerto Rican Family in the Culture of Poverty—San Juan and New York by Oscar LewisNonfiction, 1967
Children of Crisis: A Study of Courage and Fear by Robert ColesNonfiction, 1968
The Destruction of the European Jews by Raul HilbergNonfiction, 1968
The Jews among the nations by Erich von KahlerNonfiction, 1968
Warrant for Genocide: The Myth of the Jewish World-Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Norman Rufus Colin CohnNonfiction, 1968
In the Mecca: Poems by Gwendolyn BrooksFiction, 1969
The American Indian today by Stuart LevineNonfiction, 1969
The Leo Frank Case by Leonard DinnersteinNonfiction, 1969
Negro and white children; a psychological study in the rural South by E.Earl BaughmanNonfiction, 1969
Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Jr. Vine DeloriaNonfiction, 1970
The Great Betrayal by Audrie GirdnerNonfiction, 1970
The Negro in Brazilian society by Florestan FernandesNonfiction, 1970
Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South by Dan T. CarterNonfiction, 1970
Black freedom; the nonviolent abolitionists from 1830 through the Civil War by Carleton MabeeNonfiction, 1971
The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca by Anthony WallaceNonfiction, 1971
A History of the African People by Robert William JulyNonfiction, 1971
La raza: the Mexican Americans by Stan SteinerNonfiction, 1971
The autobiography of an unknown South African by Naboth MokgatleNonfiction, 1972
The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 by George M. FredricksonNonfiction, 1972
The Healing of a Nation by David LoyeNonfiction, 1972
Outcasts from Evolution: Scientific Attitudes of Racial Inferiority, 1859 - 1900 by John S. HallerNonfiction, 1972
Slavery in the Structure of American Politics, 1765-1820 by Donald L. RobinsonNonfiction, 1972
Behind Ghetto Walls: Black Family Life in a Federal Slum by Lee RainwaterNonfiction, 1973
Men & Brothers: Anglo-American Antislavery Cooperation by Betty FladelandNonfiction, 1973
The Water Is Wide by Pat ConroyNonfiction, 1973
Doctor and the aborigines by Charles DuguidNonfiction, 1974
The Dreyfus case: a documentary history by Louis Leo SnyderNonfiction, 1974
Justice in South Africa by Albie SachsNonfiction, 1974
The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright by Michel FabreNonfiction, 1974
The Aryan Myth: A History of Racist and Nationalistic Ideas In Europe by Leon PoliakovNonfiction, 1975
Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made by Eugene D. GenoveseNonfiction, 1975
Arabs by Thomas KiernanNonfiction, 1976
The myth of the Jewish race by Raphael PataiNonfiction, 1976
The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945 by Lucy S. DawidowiczNonfiction, 1976
Simple Justice by Richard KlugerNonfiction, 1977
Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps by Michi WeglynNonfiction, 1977
The Legacy of Malthus : The Social Costs of the New Scientific Racism by Allan ChaseNonfiction, 1978
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong KingstonNonfiction, 1978
The Bushmen : San hunters and herders of Southern Africa by Phillip V. TobiasNonfiction, 1979
The !Kung San: Men, Women and Work in a Foraging Society by Richard Borshay LeeNonfiction, 1980
The Ecology of Human Development: Experiments by Nature and Design by Urie BronfenbrennerNonfiction, 1980
Maasai by Tepilit Ole SaitotiNonfiction, 1981
Song from the earth : American Indian painting by Jamake HighwaterNonfiction, 1981
Evangelist of Race: The Germanic Vision of Houston Stewart Chamberlain by Geoffrey G. FieldNonfiction, 1982
People of the Sacred Mountain by Peter J. PowellNonfiction, 1982
Aké: The Years of Childhood by Wole SoyinkaNonfiction, 1983
Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez by Richard RodriguezNonfiction, 1983
From immigrants to ethnics : the Italian Americans by Humbert S. NelliNonfiction, 1984
Pre-Columbian Art by José Alcina FranchNonfiction, 1984
Mouroir: mirrornotes of a novel by Breyten BreytenbachFiction, 1985
The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945 by David S. WymanNonfiction, 1985
Freedom rising by James NorthNonfiction, 1986
Kachinas: A Hopi Artist's Documentary by Barton WrightNonfiction, 1986
Nazis in Skokie: Freedom, Community and the First Amendment (Nazis in Skokie) by Donald Alexander DownsNonfiction, 1986
The Life of Langston Hughes [2-volume set] by Arnold RampersadNonfiction, 1987
Spirit of Survival by Gail SheehyNonfiction, 1987
Beloved by Toni MorrisonFiction, 1988
A Sport of Nature by Nadine GordimerFiction, 1988
Living Maya by Jr. Morris, Walter F.Nonfiction, 1988
Whose Votes Count?: Affirmative Action and Minority Voting Rights (Twentieth Century Fund Study) by Abigail M. ThernstromNonfiction, 1988
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954–63 by Taylor Branch1989
Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia by Peter SuttonNonfiction, 1989
Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction by Hallie Q. BrownNonfiction, 1989
A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition by George LipsitzNonfiction, 1989
The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women by Dolores KendrickFiction, 1990
The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I: From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire: New Edition by David BindmanNonfiction, 1990
African Ark: People and Ancient Cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa by Carol BeckwithNonfiction, 1991
The Arrogance of Faith: Christianity and Race in America by Forrest G. WoodNonfiction, 1991
Gunnar Myrdal and America's conscience : social engineering and racial liberalism, 1938-1987 by Walter A. JacksonNonfiction, 1991
Invisible Man by Ralph EllisonLandmark, 1992
The Homeplace by Marilyn Nelson WaniekNonfiction, 1992
The IQ Mythology: Class, Race, Gender, and Inequality by Elaine MenshNonfiction, 1992
Lessons and Legacies I: The Meaning of the Holocaust in a Changing World (v. 1) by Peter HayesNonfiction, 1992
Lessons and Legacies II: Teaching the Holocaust in a Changing World by Donald G. SchillingNonfiction, 1992
Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction by Melissa Fay GreeneNonfiction, 1992
The Civilization of the Goddess: The World of Old Europe by Marija GimbutasFiction, 1993
Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories by Sandra CisnerosFiction, 1993
In My Father's House by Kwame Anthony AppiahNonfiction, 1993
The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry by Judith Ortiz CoferFiction, 1994
A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald TakakiNonfiction, 1994
W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race by David Levering LewisNonfiction, 1994
Sweetbitter: A Novel by Reginald GibbonsFiction, 1995
Parallel Time: Growing Up in Black and White by Brent StaplesNonfiction, 1995
The Science and Politics of Racial Research by William H. TuckerNonfiction, 1995
All Souls' Rising by Madison Smartt BellFiction, 1996
Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan KozolNonfiction, 1996
Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica KincaidFiction, 1997
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBrideNonfiction, 1997
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter MosleyFiction, 1998
The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey by Toi DerricotteNonfiction, 1998
Cloudsplitter by Russell BanksFiction, 1999
Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement by John LewisNonfiction, 1999
A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae LeeFiction, 2000
Out of Place: a memoir by Edward W. SaidNonfiction, 2000
Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner by F. X. TooleNonfiction, 2001
W. E. B. Du Bois, 1919-1963: The Fight for Equality and the American Century by David Levering LewisNonfiction, 2001
John Henry Days by Colson WhiteheadFiction, 2002
Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones by Quincy JonesNonfiction, 2002
Vernon Can Read! A Memoir by Vernon E. JordanNonfiction, 2002
"A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha PowerFiction, 2003
The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. CarterFiction, 2003
World Hotel by Reetika VaziraniNonfiction, 2003
Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves by Ira BerlinNonfiction, 2004
The Known World by Edward P. JonesNonfiction, 2004
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlancNonfiction, 2004
The Dew Breaker by Edwidge DanticatFiction, 2005
M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A : poems by A. Van JordanNonfiction, 2005
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Geoffrey C. WardNonfiction, 2005
New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan by Jill LeporeFiction, 2006
On Beauty by Zadie SmithNonfiction, 2006
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieFiction, 2007
Blue Front: Poems by Martha CollinsNonfiction, 2007
Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry: the Untold Story of an American Legend by Scott Reynolds NelsonNonfiction, 2007
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DíazFiction, 2008
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin HamidFiction, 2008
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi AliNonfiction, 2008
The Boat by Nam LeFiction, 2009
The Plague of Doves by Louise ErdrichFiction, 2009
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-ReedNonfiction, 2009
Burnt Shadows by Kamila ShamsieFiction, 2010
The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia by Mary Helen StefaniakFiction, 2011
Great House by Nicole KraussFiction, 2011
Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade by David EltisNonfiction, 2011
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel WilkersonNonfiction, 2011
Half Blood Blues by Esi EdugyanFiction, 2012
American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era by David W. BlightNonfiction, 2012
Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others by David Livingstone SmithNonfiction, 2012
Kind One by Laird HuntFiction, 2013
My favorite warlord by Eugene GloriaFiction, 2013
The Yellow Birds by Kevin PowersFiction, 2013
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew SolomonNonfiction, 2013
The Big Smoke (Penguin Poets) by Adrian MatejkaFiction, 2014
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony MarraFiction, 2014
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari ShavitNonfiction, 2014
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesFiction, 2015
A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia by Richard S. DunnNonfiction, 2015
Hard Love Province: Poems by Marilyn ChinPoetry, 2015
The New Testament by Jericho BrownPoetry, 2015
The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian FadermanNonfiction, 2016
Heaven: Poems by Rowan Ricardo PhillipsPoetry, 2016
The Jazz Palace: A Novel by Mary MorrisFiction, 2016
What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing by Brian SeibertNonfiction, 2016
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan MahajanFiction, 2017
The Fortunes by Peter Ho DaviesFiction, 2017
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee ShetterlyNon-Fiction, 2017
Olio by Tyehimba JessPoetry, 2017
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin YoungNonfiction, 2018
In the Language of My Captor by Shane McCraePoetry, 2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn WardFiction, 2018
There There by Tommy OrangeFiction, 2019
Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. SmithPoetry, 2019
The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew DelbancoNonfiction, 2019
Deaf Republic: Poems by Ilya KaminskyPoetry, 2020
Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century by Charles KingNonfiction, 2020
The Old Drift by Namwali SerpellFiction, 2020

Award description

"The Anisfield-Wolf Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. For 77 years, the distinguished books earning Anisfield-Wolf prizes have opened and challenged our minds. Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf established the book prizes in 1935, in honor of her father, John Anisfield, and husband, Eugene Wolf, to reflect her family’s passion for issues of social justice. Today it remains the only American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity."


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