2020 International Latino Book Awards

Best Political/Current Affairs book

On September 12, Empowering Latino Futures/Latino Literacy Now! announced that Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die had been selected as the first place winner for the 2020 International Latino Book Awards Best Political/Current Affairs book. The virtual awards program in its entirety can be viewed by clicking here, and an article about the program, which referred to the book as “one of the most eagerly-awaited books” of the season can be found by clicking here.


  • On August 2021, the author spoke on a panel on the second anniversary of the shootings in El Paso, TX, sponsored by the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right, a London-based human rights group, regarding the threat that hate-based language about immigrants poses for Latinos and others when some people like the El Paso shooter act on the rhetoric: video here: Nativist Extremism Webinar.

  • The author was quoted in an August 2021 article in the Los Angeles Times, outlining ways to combat white supremacist propaganda : How Fox News’ white supremacist propaganda can be stopped – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

  • The author and book were cited in an article in Vox, in July 2021, which discussed how the lessons outlined in the book might be repeated in the current round of immigration reform: What Democrats can learn from Reagan’s immigration reform – Vox

  • On March 20, 2020, Foreword Reviews, the book industry’s leading reviewer of books from small, independent, and university presses announced that Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die was selected as a finalist for the 2019 INDIES Book of the Year in Nonfiction History; see the books selected for this prestigious recognition by clicking here.

  • On March 5, the author was quoted and the book was discussed in a feature article in both the print and online editions of the New York Times. Read the article by clicking here.

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