News and Reviews




Black Jesus and Other Superheroes: Stories

Venita Blackburn

Winner of the 2018 PEN Los Angeles Literary Award in Fiction



Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning

Julija Šukys

Shortlisted for the 2018 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature





A Certain Loneliness: A Memoir

Sandra Gail Lambert

Review from River Teeth:

“Like the author, A Certain Loneliness has teeth—and isn’t afraid to use them. This book is not a feel-good triumph-over-adversity memoir, but a genuine exploration of disability, with all accompanying pain and discomfort. If the reader sometimes feels the bite, the book has done its job… Lambert exposes the social conflicts and internal contradictions of disability with a skill and candor that few memoirs possess.”


Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict

Edited by Max Brooks, John Amble, ML Cavanaugh, and Jaym Gates

Praise from The Strategy Bridge:

“I have not found another collection of essays where the authors use their superior imaginations to explain and simplify complex topics so well… Avid fans with deep knowledge of this universe cannot help but embrace these parallels, think through them more deeply, and dig even deeper into them as they try to support or argue against the authors while also showing off their superior knowledge of their favorite series of movies.”


Island in the City: A Memoir

Micah McCrary

Review from NewCity Lit:

“McCrary launches his musings and remembrances—some of them aching with pathos—to the fore impeccably, using meticulous, uncluttered prose to invite readers into his transformations.”



African American Officers in Liberia: A Pestiferous Rotation, 1910-1942

Brian G. Shellum

Review in Shepherd Express:

“… [a] lively true story of black Americans given unusual responsibility at a time when civil rights was barely a dream.”


Alou: My Baseball Journey

Felipe Alou

Review from Datebook:

“A detailed portrait of his days with the Giants and other teams, Alou also recounts how his career was shaped by social and political forces in two countries. This gives the book a richness that’s not found in your standard athlete autobiography.”



Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season

David Shields

Book mention in the New York Times




Gil Troy

Author interview with Fathom


Katya Cengel


Author interview with the Argus Courier


Scott D. Seligman


Featured in the Washington Post


Rick Huhn

Author interview on the Tigers History Podcast

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