Every week, our wonderful publicity team tracks the cross-platform media coverage our authors and their books receive. We’re proud to share our latest and greatest highlights below with links to where you can read more about these great titles!
We’re entering Women’s History month with a bang! Take a look below at some of our woman-led titles—among others, covering a wide span from Food to Film, Media, and Popular Culture—and the attention they received in the media last week.
The Jemima Code was included in a piece at The Guardian titled, “Sisters behind US’s first Black food book store share their five essential reads.” According to Danielle Davenport of Brooklyn’s BEM | books & more, “The Jemima Code is a wonderful orientation to the history of Black cookbooks and an important part of our collection…It’s a really beautiful book about cookbooks. The way it’s put together, it’s so gorgeous. You get a sense of the legacy of 200 years of African American cookbooks published here in the US.”
Francesca T. Royster, author of Black Country Music, was interviewed for a feature about her book in The Tennessean. Marcus Dowling calls the book, “A compendium that studies the history and future of African-American achievement in the genre.” Royster was also featured this week at Fifty Nifty & More, where Victoria Thomas calls the book, “An eye-opening challenge to how country music is defined, understood and received.”
Maybe We’ll Make It was discussed in a feature on Price in the Boston Globe ahead of her Boston appearance on tour. A subsequent review of her show in Boston at Country Standard Time included mention of her book. The book was also included in a “What we’re reading in March” column in The Bakersfield Californian, where Stefani Dias writes, “It’s clear the fire that she brings to the stage extends to her written words,” suggesting that readers “Pick up the book and enjoy it while listening to ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter,’ the 2016 album that put her on the map.”
Pitching Democracy was included in Inside Hook’s “The 11 Books You Should Be Reading This March.” Tobias Carroll writes, “Yoder’s book explores the complex history of the Dominican Republic and how that relates to the nation’s reputation for producing great baseball players.” Yoder’s book was also highlighted at the New Books blog.
Omise’eke Tinsley, author of The Color Pynk, was interviewed for a feature about her book at Autostraddle. Lauren Herold writes, “A beautiful commitment to and demonstration of Black femme poetics, The Color Pynk offers a radical alternative to the genre of the academic book, one that celebrates Black queer language as its own tactic of freedom-dreaming. Conjuring a Black femme future with each sentence, Tinsley writes in collaborative solidarity and with love for Black femmes of all shades and genders. With her lyrical prose — in her words a ‘joy-tinted freedom song for the twenty-first century’ — The Color Pynk manifests Black femme freedom, now and forever.”
Teaching Black History to White People was highlighted in a piece at EdSurge titled, “Our History Is Not Lost: Resources for Learning and Teaching the Fullness of Black History.” Mi Aniefuna writes, “Moore is a scholar and professor of history whose passion for teaching oozes off the page,” going on, “Teaching Black History to White People illustrates his uniquely engaging pedagogy that has won awards and made Moore a highly respected and sought-after professor and speaker.” Aniefuna concludes, “What I like most about this book is that Moore explains how teaching Black history, something he’s done for three decades, was different during the 2020 racial uprisings, and he provides actionable insights for white people (or any non-Black person) to counteract anti-Blackness and racism in America.”
Making The Best Years of Our Lives is reviewed in the Spring 2023 issue of Cineaste. Thomas Doherty writes, “Macor gives the certified masterpiece from studio-system Hollywood…the treatment it deserves—intelligent, sensitive, and respectful,” going on, “She smoothly incorporates and generously acknowledges the research and insights of previous critics, culls the money-minded trade press with ready expertise, and applies her own sharp eye for illuminating interpretations. Her study is a welcome addition to a growing body of single-film biographies…Macor is such a rich encyclopedia of all things Best Years.”
Brown Trans Figurations received a shout-out in an interview with the one and only Sarah Rodriguez at the Stanford University Press blog. (You can also read about how Sarah fell in love with publishing through the introduction that she received at UT Press.)
That’s all we have for you this week folks! Tune in next time for more. Best wishes until we meet again.