Award Winners

Eco-Travel New Mexico

86 Natural Destinations, Green Hotels, and Sustainable Adventures
By Ashley M. Biggers

Winner of the Bronze 2017–18 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition Award, Guidebook Category

Ashley M. Biggers’s guide delves into the heart of this enchanting land—from stunning natural landscapes to vital cultural areas that give New Mexico its distinctive character.

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A Persistence of Memory
By Antonio C. Márquez

2018 International Latino Book Award Second Place for Best Autobiography

In this book Márquez recounts his life story, from childhood memories of movies and baseball to the turbulent events of his manhood.

Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children

By Christine Granados

Winner of the 2018 NACCS Tejas Foco Fiction Book Award
Winner of the 2017 Writers' League of Texas Fiction Discovery Prize
2018 International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention for Best Latino Focused Fiction Book, English

“Like her characters, Christine Granados is not afraid to step up and in. It doesn’t matter who, what man or woman, Chicano or Chicana, she’s fighting to win.”—Dagoberto Gilb, author of Before the End, After the Beginning: Stories

Tending the Fire

Native Voices and Portraits
Photographs by Christopher Felver

Awarded the 2017 Northern California Book Reviewers (NCBR) Recognition Award
Winner of the Gold Medal for Photography in the 2018 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards
2017 INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist

Christopher Felver’s Tending the Fire celebrates the poets and writers who represent the wide range of Native American voices in literature today.

Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales

Stories from Navajo Country
By Jim Kristofic
Illustrations by Nolan Karras James

Winner of the 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award for Multicultural and International Books

“These tales capture the humor and themes of traditional Diné literature. . . . The collection resonates with deep cultural authenticity.”—Enrique Lamadrid, author of Juan the Bear and the Water of Life: La Acequia de Juan del Oso

The Pursuit of Ruins

Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico
By Christina Bueno

Winner of the Michael C. Meyer Award from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies
2016-2017 Alfred B. Thomas Award Honorable Mention from the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies

The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains in Mexico took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.

Coyota in the Kitchen

A Memoir of New and Old Mexico
By Anita Rodríguez

Winner of the 2018 Zia Book Award from New Mexico Press Women
Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Best New Mexico Book
Winner of the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Multi-Cultural Subject
Winner of the 2016 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association

Accompanied by Rodríguez’s vibrant paintings—including scenes of people eating on fiesta nights and plastering an adobe church—Coyota in the Kitchen shows how food reflects the complicated family histories that shape our lives.

More Argentine Than You

Arabic-Speaking Immigrants in Argentina
By Steven Hyland Jr.

Winner of the 2018 Alfred B. Thomas Book Award from the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies

Hyland shows how Syrians and Lebanese, Christians, Jews, and Muslims adapted to local social and political conditions, entered labor markets, established community institutions, raised families, and attempted to pursue their individual dreams and community goals in early twentieth-century Argentina.

The Blood Contingent

The Military and the Making of Modern Mexico, 1876–1911
By Stephen B. Neufeld

Winner of the 2018 LASA Bryce Wood Book Award
Winner of the 2018 Thomas McGann Award from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies

This innovative social and cultural history explores the daily lives of the lowest echelons in president Porfirio Díaz’s army through the decades leading up to the 1910 Revolution.

The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

By Nicholas Villanueva

Winner of the 2018 NACCS Tejas Foco Non-Fiction Book Award
Winner of the 2017 Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association

This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on by the fighting in the borderland made Anglo-Texans feel justified in their violent actions against Mexicans.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

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