Our sincere congratulations go out to Dr. Crystal R Sanderswhose new book A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi’s Black Freedom Struggle (University of North Carolina Press, 2016 in the John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) won the AERA 2017 New Scholars Book Award. The History and Historiography Division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) has recognized the book as the best published in the history of education. The award will be presented at the AERA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, later this month.
Also I’ve just learned that our own long time member, Paula Giddings was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. We salute you Paula.
We want to celebrate everyone’s work and honors. Please send details of your awards and honors and new books and jobs to me and to our Publications Director Shennette Garrett-Scott for Truth.