Ann K. Symons wins ALA Equality Award
Scarecrow Press, a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, is proud to sponsor the American Library Association's annual equality award honoring outsanding contributions to promoting equality in libraries. This year's honoree is Ann K. Symons, whose presentation on serving gay, lesbian, bi- and trans- families has been presented at conferences around the world.
Remembering Chicago's deadliest day
One hundred years ago today, more than 800 people died when the USS Eastland capsized in the Chicago River. Ashes Under Water, by Michael McCarthy, explores the tragedy using previously unpublished material from the National Archives. "Eastland’s owners were aware of stability problems that needed to be repaired but planned to postpone them until after the sailing season ended in 1915 because of the expense,” McCarthy told fellow Lyons Press author Chris Klein for this feature at History.com today.
Stacy Keach wins Hollywood PRISM Award
Stacy Keach, award-winning actor and author of ALL IN ALL: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage won the first PRISM Award ever presented for a literary work. Hollywood's prestigious PRISM Awards are presented each year for productions that accurately depict substance abuse, addiction, treatment and recovery, as well as mental health, in TV, movies, music, and other forms of entertainment.
Mike Veseth
Mike Veseth is an economist specializing in global wine markets. He is editor of the award-winning blog The Wine Economist and author of a dozen books, including Wine Wars (2011), and Extreme Wine (2013).
John Gehring
John Gehring is Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life, an advocacy group in Washington, DC.
Lee H. Whittlesey
Lee H. Whittlesey is a professional historian for the National Park Service at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming-Montana-Idaho.