2016 Florida Book Award Winners

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. We are pleased to announce our three award-winning titles in this year’s competition. FLORIDA NONFICTION, SILVER MEDALIST White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia … Continue reading 2016 Florida Book Award Winners

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Review Roundup

The past couple of months have brought a lot of attention to UPF books! As Florida starts cooling down for the winter season, join us in highlighting some of our reviews from October and November. Authentic Florida highlighted several UPF titles that would make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season! Cathy Salustri's Backroads of Paradise: A … Continue reading Review Roundup

White Sand Black Beach

"Provides new insights into the torturous legacy of race in Miami through the vantage point of Virginia Beach."--Paul S. George, author of Along the Miami River "With ample measures of passion and research, Bush has written a remarkable book about a special place: Virginia Key, a reminder of the possibilities of protest and change."--Gary R. … Continue reading White Sand Black Beach