American Book Award for We Too Sing America

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

On August 12, Deepa Iyer won an American Book Award for her book We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multicultural Future. Called “powerful” by the Washington Post and “[A] riveting book. . . a welcome addition to the growing literature of race, ethnicity, and religion from the perspectives of immigrant groups” by Library Journal, Iyer’s book adds new, contemporary dimensions to The New Press’s list of books on race and ethnicity. A leading activist and former executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together, Iyer is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion.The award was presented at a ceremony on October 30, 2016 in San Francisco.