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From the Vault: Press Awards from 2009-2013

by Mikala Carpenter August 26, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. This is the second of […]

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ALA committee recommends ‘LGBT Youth in America’s Schools’

by Phillip Witteveen February 6, 2013

The best and brightest of 2013’s books of “commendable literary quality and significant authentic LGBT content” have been collected by the American Library Association for readers and librarians alike. The 2013 Over the Rainbow List is a compilation of 84 titles that includes Jason Ciancotto and Sean Cahill’s LGBT Youth in America’s Schools. Ciancotto and Cahill present a review of public policy affecting LGBT students, with research and a retellling of personal accounts of  discrimination. The book has received numerous favorable reviews and commendations, and the authors have made their case for safe and inclusive schools in several op-eds and interviews. […]

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UM Press titles win CHOICE Awards

by Trade Marketing January 3, 2011

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, which is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of its 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles winners. The following University of Michigan Press titles have received the award: David Castillo’s Baroque Horrors Pamela Fox’s Natural Acts Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson’s Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea Suk-Young Kim’s Illusive Utopia Tobin Siebers’s Disability Aesthetics

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Jackie Ormes Named Best Book by Village Voice

by University of Michigan Press December 12, 2008

Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein has been named a Best Book of 2008 by the Village Voice. “Jackie (nee Zelda) Ormes created four different newspaper-cartoon series that were nationally syndicated in Black American newspapers from 1937 to 1956. Her politically astute, elegantly drawn, and predominantly female characters were a bracing collective to the “coon and mammy” caricatures promulgated by many white cartoonists during those years. Ormes’s hitherto underexposed work is celebrated in this lavishly illustrated career biography.” Carol Cooper Jackie Ormes has also been named an American Library Association Booklist Top 10 Biography of […]

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